The Utah Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman Peter Corroon in response to the passing of Elder L. Tom Perry, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Elder L. Tom Perry was a man who cared deeply about his community, his family, and about making a better place for those around him. A former Marine, he was a true patriot. He loved his country and fought for its freedom and for the freedoms of others. While he never wavered in his beliefs, Elder Perry was deeply committed to making Utah a welcoming home for all. His optimism, his dedication to the causes about which he was passionate, and his unwavering spirit will be remembered. We offer our sincerest condolences to Elder Perry’s family and loved ones. "