Former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette Remembered As A 'Fighter'
CLEVELAND (AP) - Former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette has been remembered for his work for his constituents 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 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.