Statement on the Passing of Lincoln Mayor Scott Cooper

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) released the statement below after becoming aware of the recent passing of Mayor Scott Cooper:

“I am very saddened to hear about the passing of Mayor Cooper, the news really hit home with me since it feels like yesterday I was meeting with him at city hall. On July 29th I had traveling office hours in Lincoln, in which he was very accommodating to myself and staff. Scott was in good spirits and I was honored he took the time to come visit with me. Mayor Cooper was very passionate about serving the community of Lincoln. I will miss not having the opportunity to discuss his vision for the city. My condolences and prayers go out to the Cooper family, his friends, and the residents of Lincoln.”