Memorial held for former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette


CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette has been remembered for his work as a lawmaker and prosecutor during a memorial service at a Cleveland church.

LaTourette died Aug. 3 at his home in McLean, Virginia, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62.

At Monday’s memorial, state lawmaker Sarah LaTourette recalled how her father often stopped to speak with constituents while at a grocery store or restaurant. Congressman Pat Tiberi (TEE’-bayr-ee) called his colleague “a fighter for the little guy.”

LaTourette represented Ohio’s 19th Congressional District and then the 14th Congressional District from 1995 to 2013. He was a member of the Republican Party but was generally regarded as a moderate. When he announced his retirement, LaTourette said he was sick of the partisanship that had taken over Congress.

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