County Executive Parisi Statement: Passing of Supervisor Paul Rusk
October 12, 2020
Ariana Vruwink, 608-267-8823
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi issued the following statement regarding the passing of County Board Supervisor Paul Rusk:
“Our community has lost a caring, compassionate leader who placed people and public service in the highest regard.
“Paul served many of his years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors as chair of the County's Public Protection and Judiciary Committee. In that role and with his work with the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance, Paul was a steadfast advocate for our most vulnerable and was a passionate, leading progressive voice about public safety and criminal justice reform.
“Paul was every bit of thoughtful as he was kind. Paul's leadership and grace will be deeply missed. He was a public servant in every sense. All of Dane County mourns the loss of our friend and colleague, Supervisor Paul Rusk.”