Hoyer Statement on Congressman Jerry Costello

For Immediate Release:

October 4, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Congressman Jerry Costello announced he will not run for re-election in 2012:

“Since Jerry Costello came to Congress in 1988, he has been a tireless advocate for the people of Southwestern Illinois. In his service on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee he has been a leader on aviation issues and has been a strong advocate for revitalizing roads, rails, and bridges in our communities, a proven method for creating jobs and bringing new economic opportunities. Having served with him for over twenty years, I have come to know him not only as a skilled legislator but also as a friend. When Jerry’s term comes to an end next year he will surely be missed, and I wish him all the best as he embarks on the next phase of his career.”

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