Recently Resigned GOP Senator Has Died of Cancer
(TheRedWire.com) – CB Embry served Kentuckians as an elected official in four different capacities over the last 50 years. In 2002, voters elected Embry to the Kentucky House of Representatives. In 2014, voters entrusted him as their State Senator. Earlier in his political career, the long-time politician served as a mayor and judge. On Monday, September 26, the Senator submitted his letter of resignation from the state senate, citing his ongoing battle with cancer. On Thursday, September 29, the 81-year-old public servant passed away.
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In his resignation letter, Embry said it was an “honor of a lifetime to serve” his constituents. He wrote that he and his Senate colleagues worked daily to make Kentucky a better state. Auditor Mike Harmon announced the late Senator’s passing and noted he committed himself to a lifetime of servant leadership. US Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he and his wife, Elaine Chao, the former Transportation Secretary under President Donald Trump, were heartbroken at the news and joined every resident in mourning his loss.
One after another, those who worked alongside Embry referred to him as a servant leader who advocated for the people of his district. Some stressed he was incredibly kind and rarely went without a smile. Still, others praised him for his dedication to his office while fighting cancer.
The family held funeral services on Saturday, October 8, in Beaver Dam, Kentucky.
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