January 7, 2019 DFL News, Press Release

DFL Chairman Ken Martin’s statement on the passing of St. Louis County Commissioner and former State Representative Tom Rukavina

Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response to the passing of St. Louis County Commissioner and former State Representative Tom Rukavina.

“I’m terribly saddened to learn about the passing of my friend, former State Representative Tom Rukavina. As a longtime representative in the Minnesota Legislature, Tom was a bulldog for, not only his constituents on the Iron Range, but all of the working men and women in Minnesota. Tom Rukavina was known for his honesty, his authenticity, and his advocacy for those trying to build a better life for their families. Today Minnesota lost a one-of-a-kind individual who left a deep impression on everyone who knew him. My thoughts and best wishes are with his entire family.”