Former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, now CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, has joined the chorus of public officials saluting former Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa, who died at 95 on Sunday.
Kempthorne is a former Boise mayor, U.S. senator and two-term governor who served four years on the Idaho Land Board with Cenarrusa, the last of Cenarrusa’s almost 36 years as secretary of state.
DIRK KEMPTHORNE COMMENTS ON PASSING OF PETE CENARRUSA
Former Idaho Governor and President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) Dirk Kempthorne issued the following statement today on the passing of Pete Cenarrusa:
Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2013)—“Pete Cenarrusa exemplified public service. I admired him greatly.
“He and his wife Freda were stalwarts at so many public events. Pete was an Idaho leader that all people could look up to.
“His passion and love for Idaho and its people was apparent to everyone who met him. Despite all his years in public service, I never met a person who did not like him.
“I extend my deepest sympathies to Freda and Pete’s entire family. I miss will him, as will the entire state of Idaho.”