WYOMING COUNTY, W.Va. – As word traveled about the passing of former Senator Sue Cline, State officials were quick to celebrate her fierce loyalty to the people of southern West Virginia.
“Sue was a great senator and an even greater friend who will be missed by so many. She will be remembered for her fierce loyalty to the great people of Wyoming County and all those in southern West Virginia,” said Governor Jim Justice. “Cathy and I send our deepest condolences to Sue’s family and loved ones as they mourn her untimely death. I will be issuing a proclamation to lower all US and West Virginia flags at the State Capitol and in Wyoming County to half-staff once the date of her services has been set.”
“I was shocked to learn this morning of the passing of former Senator Sue Cline. Sue was one of the most dedicated members I have ever served with in the West Virginia Legislature. She was a fighter and a tireless advocate for the families of her district. Her love of her state and her country were second to none. My thoughts and prayers are with her family as they remember and celebrate her life in the coming days,” said Senate President Craig Blair.
“Sue Cline embodied and personified the true essence of a dedicated public servant. She represented the citizens of Wyoming, Raleigh, and McDowell counties with fever, passion, and love. Her contributions to progress and opportunity in West Virginia were total and complete. Her most endearing trait was an enthusiastic, yet quiet faith in God. It is her faith that gives comfort to all who loved and respected Senator Cline that she is now with her heavenly Father,” said Former Senate President Mitch Carmichael.
“From the moment she arrived to the West Virginia Senate, Sue Cline poured her heart and soul into her service. Her kind heart and her strong sense of community guided her in every way. She was a valuable part of a team that helped to change West Virginia. Sue will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to know her, and my prayers are with her family and friends during this time,” said Former Senate President Bill Cole.
Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin of the WV Senate said he was heartbroken to learn of Cline’s passing Wednesday morning.
“On behalf of our Democratic caucus, we express our sincere condolences to Sue’s family, friends, and colleagues. I served with Sue for three years and enjoyed getting to know her. She was straightforward, passionate about helping southern West Virginia, and immensely proud of her family. We worked together on a flood relief issue a few years ago, and I saw what a fierce advocate she was for her region. She will be missed, and we thank God for her service to the state of West Virginia,” said Baldwin.
“I was shocked and saddened this morning to hear of the passing of Senator Sue Cline,” Treasurer Riley Moore said. “Having served with her in the Legislature, I knew Sue to be a fierce advocate for conservative principles and the people of West Virginia. She devoted her heart and soul to fighting for the people of her district. Mina and I send our thoughts and prayers to Sue’s family, friends and colleagues as we all mourn her loss.”