GAZIANTEP, TURKEY – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch released the following statement on the passing of State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend, Senator Tom Kennedy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and his staff. Tom Kennedy was a wonderful reflection of the City of Brockton, his City of Champions. Tom personified his home city in many ways; his willingness to fight for those who needed a voice at the State House, his huge heart that had room for those struggling with homelessness or substance abuse; and his indomitable spirit amidst his own physical challenges – he was an example to us all.”