Saturday, March 1, 2008

R.I.P. Rep. Mike Whalley

I just heard on WMUR-TV Channel 9 that state Rep. Mike Whalley, R-Alton Bay, passed away today of cancer. He was 54.
When I was a radio journalist covering the State House in 2005, I would often be in the Elections Committee where Whalley was the chairman. I talked with him a number of times and when I was in his committee, he was always a gracious host. Whalley played hardball politics which sometimes rubbed people the wrong way. However, he was a good chairman and ran a tight committee. He will be missed. Best to his family in this tragic time.

Update: is reporting that Whalley died from a brain tumor.
Update 2: WMUR is reporting that Whalley died from "
complications from a recent fall." Calling hours for Whalley are in Concord on Wednesday at the Upham Walker House from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Alton.

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