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Democratic Leaders on the passing of NSHE Regent and former Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Sam Lieberman

Nevada Democratic leaders released the following statements on the passing of NSHE Regent and former Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Sam Lieberman:

“I was saddened to learn about the passing of Nevada Board of Regents member and my friend, Sam Lieberman, a champion of higher education in Nevada, fighter for those most vulnerable in our society, and a genuinely good person,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “His commitment to building the Democratic Party and passion for public service made our state a better place. Sam will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and everyone he touched.”

“Paul and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sam Lieberman,” said Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. “Sam was a friend who dedicated his life to Nevada by working to strengthen higher education and ensure every Nevadan had the opportunity to succeed.  For decades he also fought on behalf of Nevada Democrats asking each of us to give our time, talent and treasure. As our chairman, he was true to those words and gave everything he had to build our party into the success it is today.  Sam was an example to us all of compassion, service and commitment to Las Vegas, and the Silver State. He will be deeply missed.”

“Sam Lieberman was a dear friend who poured his heart and soul into advocating for a brighter and better Nevada,” said Senator Jacky Rosen. “He fought tirelessly to improve education as a member of the Nevada Board of Regents, built bridges and strengthened our state party as the former Chair of NV Dems, and worked to expand rights for all, including Nevadans with disabilities. While Nevada has lost an irreplaceable member of our community, I know his legacy will always live on in the many lives Sam has touched throughout his years of service to our state.  I’m thinking of Sam’s many friends and family during this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.”

“Sam Lieberman helped me start my career in public service in 1988 and has been by my side ever since,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus. “As a member of the Nevada Board of Regents, Sam worked with resolve to improve education for all our students. As Chair of the Nevada Democratic Party, he championed the expansion of the electorate and helped bring individuals with disabilities into the democratic process. I am heartbroken to hear of his passing. This is a great loss to Nevada, to the Democratic Party, and to his many friends.”

“Like so many Nevadans, I’m heartbroken to hear of the passing of Sam Lieberman,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “One of the kindest people I’ve ever known, Sam tirelessly worked to make Nevada a better place as University Regent, former State Democratic Party Chairman and a dear friend and supporter to many. Sonya and I send our condolences to his family, his many friends and all who knew him.”

“Sam was a true American and a true friend,” said Congresswoman Susie Lee. “I am heartbroken. He fought for justice and equality and demonstrated that disability does not and should not hold anyone back from achieving their dreams. I will always be grateful for his generosity and commitment to helping the most vulnerable among us. Sam will be missed by all of us, including many who may never know that he was fighting for them. We will carry on his legacy: that’s how we will honor Sam Lieberman.”

“I am devastated to learn of the passing of Sam Lieberman,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II. “Sam’s contributions to our Democratic community reach far and wide. He played countless roles: most recently as the party’s Second Vice Chair, former Chair of NV Dems, regent to the Nevada System of Higher Education, advocate for those with disabilities, and as the voice of reason when our party needed it most. Sam dedicated his life to lifting up the Nevada State Democratic Party and was willing to help in any capacity, from serving as our Chair to answering phone calls and greeting visitors. He had an incredible spirit and his loss will be felt tremendously.”