Sen. John Schiffer of Kaycee dies

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John Schiffer from Kaycee, Wyoming.

“John had true common sense and such a love of Wyoming. It was in his blood. He was a cowboy, a statesman and an advocate for making this state a better place,” Governor Mead said. “I last saw him in Buffalo at the Veterans’ Welcome Home event. I appreciated his words and as always I appreciated his deep support for his fellow veterans. As a person, as a legislator, as a statesman his legacy will benefit Wyoming for generations to come. Carol and I send our condolences and our prayers to his wife and children. We will miss him. Wyoming will miss him.”

Governor Mead orders that the State of Wyoming flag be lowered to half-staff at the Capitol and in Johnson and Sheridan Counties starting today from sunrise to sunset until the day of interment to honor Senator Schiffer who served in the Senate since 1993. Senator Schiffer was Senate President in 2007 and 2008.

–Provided by Gov. Matt Mead’s Office