By Christina Wilkie - 01/17/11 11:15 PM EST
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and his staff are in mourning this week following the death last Thursday of Myrlene Free, 78, one of Kingston’s longest-serving aides.
“Long before Georgia became a two-party state, Myrlene Free was a Republican Party voice in the wilderness,” Kingston said in a statement. “She and a mere handful had the belief, passion and work ethic to make it happen.”
“Preferring the backstage, Myrlene seldom made the headlines, but for nearly three decades every Republican candidate in Savannah, from City Council to president, sought her advice and support,” Kingston said. “Her impact has been and will continue to be enormous.”
ITK sends condolences to the Free family, Kingston and members of his staff.