Senator Cassidy releases statement on passing of former NOLA councilman

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Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 at 10:15 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Senator Bill Cassidy  released a statement Wednesday on the passing of former New Orleans Councilman Bryan Wagner.

"Bryan was a stalwart leader for our party for 50 years, long before Republicans could even dream of being elected in Orleans Parish.  He will be sorely missed, and his many contributions to the cause will make a difference for years to come.  Laura and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Bryan's wife Judy and the rest of his family."

Wagner was the first Republican since Reconstruction to have been elected to the New Orleans City Council.

He filled a vacancy of an unexpired term in District A from May 1980 to April 1982 and a full term until 1986.

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