The following statements have been issued regarding the passing on June 10 of Metro Councilman George Unseld:
"He was an ambassador for the city, a lifelong civil rights advocate and a committed family man. Louisville will miss his leadership and service, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Governor Steve Beshear
"Today, Louisville is without one of our most dedicated leaders. Both in and out of government, George Unseld never gave up the fight to improve our community for all residents. His presence and his guidance will be sorely missed, but his legacy will be long remembered."
Congressman John Yarmuth
I am saddened by the untimely passing of Metro Councilman George Unseld, he will certainly be leaving behind a legacy of service to his community through his roles as both educator and representative. I believe that all those who choose a life of service deserve honor and respect for that choice, and the Councilman is no exception. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today, and all those who knew him well.
Todd Lally, Candidate for Congress
Our hometown has lost a man of great stature in Metro Councilman George Unseld. He worked tirelessly to improve Louisville and make our city a better place for all people. Just this Wednesday, at the Louisville Forum, he and I were discussing the future of our wonderful city. George will be sincerely missed, and I extend my condolences to his family."
Greg Fischer, Democratic candidate for Mayor of Louisville Metro
"George Unseld was a good man, a good father and grandfather and a committed public servant. He was my close friend and my only regret is that our friendship began so late in both of our lives."
Councilman Jim King (District 10)