Shirkey comments on the passing of L. Brooks Patterson

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, offered condolences to the family of L. Brooks Patterson.

“Brooks Patterson was larger than life. He did not mince words nor suffer fools.

Brooks had a vision for Oakland County that made it one of the most prosperous places in the country. He dedicated his life to public service and was a champion for his fellow citizens.

Michigan has lost a leader and a visionary, but his legacy will live on. Those of us who had the opportunity to know Brooks are better off for the experience. My thoughts and prayers are with the Patterson family and all those who feel the loss of such an incredible man.”