Monday, May 14, 2007
It is with a sad heart that we must report that former State Representative Mac Sumner (R-Molalla) passed away last evening at the Willamette Falls Hospital in Oregon City. Mac passed away with his devoted wife Sandy and the rest of his family at his side. Mac Sumner was 66 years old.
I had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Mac on a number of issues. Mac was as genuine a man as you will ever meet. He worked hard, and his passion drove him to do what he felt was best for his family, his community and his state.
Mac is the father of 7, a devoted family man, former mayor of Molalla, and an elder in the Molalla Christian Church.
Mac was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2004. Mac was re-elected in 2006, but had to step down after the November 2006 election for health reasons. Unfortunately, many of the lowlifes on the liberal blogs questioned whether or not Mac was really sick, or if he ran in 2006 knowing he would have to resign in order that the Democrat couldn't win the seat.
Obviously, Mac was very sick. No doubt some of the leftoids are going to hatch conspiracy theories like "Karl Rove actually captured Mac, he isn't really dead, he is just living at Camp David".
And why did Mac run? Because he thought he would beat the cancer, and he so desperately wanted to continue to serve the people of his district. Unfortunately God had other plans for Mac, plans that did not include the Oregon Legislature.
Mac, we are going to miss you. You were one in a million.
As I've been traveling a good deal, the above post is from NWRepublican.. and authored by 1001ST FIEND.