Nevada officials made statements paying tribute to Senator Reid
Yesterday, Harry Reid, the former U.S. Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving congress member, passed away at the age of 82 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
According to a statement, his wife, Lara Reid, and family members said he died “peacefully” at his home in Henderson surrounded by friends.
His wife of 62 years said in a statement, “We are so proud of the legacy he leaves behind both on the national stage and [in] his beloved Nevada.”
The one time amateur boxer turned lawyer and “one of the toughest dealmakers in Congress” has left the ring.
The Las Vegas airport held a ceremony on December 14, which officially changed its name from McCarran Airport to the Harry Reid International Airport, honoring the late U.S. Senator.
Nevada officials made statements paying tribute to Senator Reid and recognize the accomplishments of the fierce former leader of Nevada.
To say @SenatorReid was a giant doesn’t fully encapsulate all that he accomplished on behalf of the state of Nevada and for Nevada families; there will never be another leader quite like Senator Reid. My full statement is below: pic.twitter.com/dYuy8xcxIv— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) December 29, 2021
My full statement on the passing of Harry Reid: pic.twitter.com/FHB7gNI1CI— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) December 29, 2021
Harry Reid was a kid from Searchlight who went on to transform Nevada and the country during his decades of service in the Senate.— Senator Jacky Rosen (@SenJackyRosen) December 29, 2021
His story inspired so many, including me. I was lucky enough to know him as a friend.
Larry and I send our love to Landra and his family. pic.twitter.com/pTWCIzy7Lq
What a true loss for Nevada. When I think of leadership and dedication to public service, I think of Senator Harry Reid.— Lt. Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead (@LGCanoBurkhead) December 29, 2021
I send condolences to Landra and his entire family. His legacy will live on forever. https://t.co/kX5pHPexAK
Former Majority Leader Harry Reid was a champion for Nevadans and all Americans. He was a mentor to many of our leaders, and his impact will never be forgotten. May his legacy be an inspiration to us as we build a better future. My thoughts are with his family.— Susie Lee (@SusieLeeNV) December 29, 2021
Today, we lost one of Nevada’s most passionate community leaders and long-standing public servants, the late Senator Harry Reid. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. His legacy of good works for the people of Nevada will continue to live on. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/dAukwcHg0z— Steven Horsford (@StevenHorsford) December 29, 2021
It’s been a long ride. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/uzWzRfVX11— Dina Titus (@dinatitus) December 29, 2021
Growing up, I didn’t know where life would lead me. But, while in high school, I was asked to give @SenatorReid a tour. That tour – meeting Nevada’s titan – changed my life. Senator Reid took a chance on me & inspired me to always fight the good fight.— Nelson Araujo (@NelsonAraujoNV) December 29, 2021
Forever Team Reid.💔 pic.twitter.com/yV5axmxSys
What a loss for Nevada. pic.twitter.com/zYlM4calum— Zach Conine (@ZConine) December 29, 2021
Can’t quite believe that Senator Reid is gone. He had a tremendous impact on Nevada and our country. As he did so many others, he mentored, helped, and guided me. I’ll sorely miss him.— Aaron D. Ford (@AaronDFordNV) December 29, 2021
Blessings to Landra and the entire family. May God console you.
Rest on Power, Senator. pic.twitter.com/4uH46qH4QX