November 27, 2017 DFL News, Press Release

DFL Chairman Ken Martin Statement on the Passing of Warren Spannaus

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin today released the following statement in response to the passing of Warren Spannaus—a former DFL party chairman, Attorney General, and gubernatorial candidate:

“Warren Spannaus was a stalwart of the DFL. From party chairman to Attorney General, his fierce devotion to our party’s core values took many forms. As the leader of our state party, Warren fought tirelessly to unite the DFL during the tumultuous Vietnam War era. His effective leadership catapulted the DFL from the brink of destruction and on track to becoming the strong, productive party it is today. Warren was a giant of Minnesota politics and an all-around good man. My condolences are with his loved ones during this difficult time.”