Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp and Democratic Caucus Chair Eric Pettigrew on the passing of Representative Roger Freeman:
“Our hearts and prayers are with the family of Rep. Roger Freeman today. We have lost a treasured colleague and friend, but they have lost their husband and father.
“Roger was a deeply spiritual man who lived his faith every single day. As a legislator, he was passionate about social justice, strong families, and educational opportunities for all.
“We will miss him greatly. Our focus in the coming days will be making sure his wife, Sonya, and their children are cared for. They are his greatest legacy.”