Bennet Statement on the Passing of Emma Salazar

San Luis Valley, CO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the tragic passing of Emma Salazar this morning:

"Susan and I join Coloradans across the state as we grieve the passing of Emma Salazar. Our hearts are with her family today.

"I was fortunate enough to visit with her on her beloved family ranch. She was a patriot, a champion for education, and a legend in her community. She was also a wonderful, dedicated mother who watched proudly as her children became the first generation in their family to graduate from college and go on to become Colorado legends of their own. It's impossible to overstate the contributions she and her family have made to our state, and she will be dearly missed."