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Local politicians react to death of El Paso County Commissioner Dan Haggerty

By Leonard Martinez
Published On: Jun 29 2013 03:05:06 AM CDT
Updated On: Jan 15 2014 10:13:13 PM CST

Commissioner Dan Haggerty died after a battle with cancer.

EL PASO, Texas -

El Paso County Commissioner Dan Haggerty died Friday night after battling bladder cancer since Nov. 2011.

Several El Paso politicians have taken to social media to posted their reactions to the Haggerty's death. Read them below.

County Judge Veronica Escobar - Dan was a colleague and dear friend. I'll miss him and the response I'd get every time I told him I loved him: "I love you more, babe." Every loss we experience should strengthen our resolve to live our lives to the fullest extent possible and to love more deeply every day.

County Commissioner Vincent Perez - I'm heartbroken by the news that our friend and colleague, Commissioner Dan Haggerty, lost his battle to cancer this evening. He served on Commissioners Court for 18 years and there was never a dull moment on the Court with his colorful sense of humor. I will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to the Haggerty family and his faithful staff.

County Commissioner Sergio Lewis - Just heard Commissioner Daniel R. Haggerty passed away... A sad day for El Paso... A 3 tour Vietnam Vet. N more... RIP. Dan, Love u Brother."

State Rep. Marisa Marquez - My heart and prayers go out to the Haggerty family. Dan's sense of humor and candor was one of a kind. Thank you for your public service and may you rest in peace.

State Rep. Joe Moody ?- Dan Haggerty was smart, kind, witty and loyal. I will miss you my friend. Prayers for the entire Haggerty family during this difficult time.

State Sen. Jose Rodriguez - Condolences to the Haggerty family on the passing of Commissioner Dan Haggerty. He was a truly unique public servant and his presence on the Court will be missed.

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