January 30, 2009

State of Alabama
Press Release: Lt. Governor Folsom (2007-11)

Statement on the death of Governor Guy Hunt

January 30, 2009

Marsha and I were saddened by the news of Governor Guy Hunt’s Death.   I’ve known Governor Hunt since I was a young man growing up in Cullman. I vividly remember when he was elected Cullman County’s first republican probate judge in the Goldwater sweep of 1964. 

I came to know and respect him even more while serving as Lieutenant Governor during his terms as Governor from 1987 through 1993.   Governor Hunt always struck me as a straightforward and sincere country gentleman who tried to do what he felt was right for Alabama.  In all my dealings with him, I never saw him lose his temper or speak ill of anyone in the legislative process - even when doing so may have seemed quite justified to some.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.


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