Wisconsin Democrats on the Passing of Senator Herb Kohl

Dec 27, 2023

Wisconsin Democrats on the Passing of Senator Herb Kohl

MADISON, Wis.Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl:

“Senator Herb Kohl was a pillar of the U.S. Senate, generous philanthropist, business leader, and former chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. The son of Jewish immigrants, Herb Kohl’s life reflected the deep values of the state he served: hard work, humility and generosity.

“In business, Herb Kohl put employees and customers first, reflecting the ethos by which he lived his life. His ownership of and dedication to the Milwaukee Bucks kept the team at home in the city he loved, and his decades of giving back helped make higher education a reality for thousands of Wisconsinites.

“In the U.S. Senate, Herb Kohl again put people first, standing above special interests to fight for kids and dairy farmers, for more accessible and affordable health care, and for a more prosperous Wisconsin for all.

“We mourn the passing of a Wisconsin giant with a heart of gold. Herb Kohl was nobody’s senator but ours.”