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Kaine Statement On The Passing Of His Father-In-Law, Former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of his father-in-law, former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton:

“I mourn the loss of my father-in-law Linwood Holton. He was more than a father-in-law — he was my friend and my public service role model. His courageous efforts to end racial discrimination in Virginia, born out of a deep religious conviction about the equality of all God’s children, made him a moral pillar for so many. Lin and Jinks have been the key inspiration for my wife Anne’s public service career.

“Lin was also a magnificent grandfather. I will always be thankful for his role in my life.”