THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Hillary and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tom Foerster, who for 40 years served the people of Allegheny County with pride, distinction, and most of all, compassion. Tom's years in office, a record 28 of them as Allegheny County Commissioner, should serve as an example to everyone of what a public servant ought to be.
Throughout his long political career, Tom always put the needs of the people of Allegheny County first. I was particularly pleased that last year Tom decided to return to politics, and was victorious in his race for a seat on the Allegheny County Council.
Hillary and I extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Georgeann, and to his family.