February 16, 2011
Contact: Charles Summers

Summers Statement on the Death of W. Davis (Dave) Lackey, Jr.

Augusta, ME - Maine Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr., issued the following statement today on the death of Deputy Secretary of State W. Davis (Dave) Lackey, Jr. who passed away yesterday in Boston. Deputy Secretary of State Lackey served as Director of Communication in the McKernan administration and as Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe. He was recently appointed Deputy Secretary of State of Communications by Secretary Summers.

"I am so very saddened to learn of Dave's passing. He was a consummate professional who I've known for more than 20 years. The state of Maine and indeed the nation is a better place because of Dave Lackey. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him as a friend and coworker. Thoughts and prayers from his colleagues in state government go out to his mother, Jean of Cumberland and his entire family." Secretary Summers said.