Washington, D.C. -- I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend, colleague and mentor, Congressman Regula. He was one of the first people to reach out to me when I decided to run for Congress in the 16th district where he served for over 30 years.
He and Mary welcomed Tina and I into his home where he provided me with invaluable advice and guidance, as well as giving me one of his many elephants. His commitment to Ohio’s 16th district was unwavering, and my office showcases a few of the elephants that he passed down to me over the years.
He was a remarkable man whose tenure spanned seven United States presidents. My thoughts and prayers go to Mary and his entire family.