The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes regarding the untimely passing of Wayne County Commission Vice-Chair Pro Tempore Jewel Ware.
“Commissioner Ware was a champion for the people of Wayne County. She worked tirelessly on behalf of the county’s most vulnerable citizens and was well known for her commitment to senior citizens, the underinsured and uninsured, and former prisoners. She was relentless in advocating for services that eased the lives of everyone in Wayne County. From her annual events like the Mitten and Socks Winter Drive for Children and her Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social & Legislative Briefing to her fight for ensuring that mandated services like public safety and criminal justice remain funded during tough economic times, Commissioner Ware never stopped working on behalf of her constituents. Her non-stop commitment to the county was unmatched. Our thoughts are with her friends and family and all of her seniors in Wayne County considered her family. May the legacy of her work on behalf of the people of Wayne County bring them peace. She will be greatly missed.”