Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

April 30, 2010

I have been privileged to know Senator Dale Volker for several years, and many members of this chamber, like me, will miss his camaraderie, unique sense of humor, and absolute devotion to the people of this state.

Senator Volker is one of those rare individuals who will not hesitate to go to battle over the policy matters he is most passionate about, but at the end of the day put down his sword and remain your friend, and a partner in government.

On behalf of the Senate, I thank Senator Volker and his wife Carol for the sacrifice both have made in the name of public service, and wish them the absolute best as they move to their next challenge.