Statement on the Passing of Former Sen. Harry Reid – A Friend of Boulder City
Please see the following statement from Boulder City Mayor Kiernan McManus:
“It is with sadness and respect that I recognize the passing of former Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Senator Reid was a hometown boy from our neighbor town of Searchlight. He served Nevada in several offices before becoming a United States Senator for 30 years. He knew Boulder City and many of our residents well and supported the needs and prosperity of our city.
“The current Senate Minority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding Senator Reid:
‘The nature of Harry’s and my jobs brought us into frequent and sometimes intense conflict over politics and policy. But I never doubted that Harry was always doing what he earnestly, deeply felt was right for Nevada and our country.’
“Senator Reid worked in a non-partisan manner with others to provide Boulder City with a large area of land dedicated to conservation that provides so much of the open space we will enjoy for decades. He understood and worked to achieve for us the value of having communities like Boulder City decide their own futures. We are indebted to him for the benefits he worked across party lines to secure the future for our city.”