To Lefty's Family & Friends,
I first met Lefty when I joined the staff of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter in the mid-80s. When Lefty learned that my Dad was a member of the United Steel Workers, he joked with me saying, "The son of a steel worker is a republican? How's that happen?"
About 20 years later, the USWA endorsed Sen. Specter. That day I asked Lefty, "The Steel Workers endorsed a republican? How's that happen?"
The last time Lefty and I spoke, we had a good laugh about those conversations. We didn't always agree on the issues, but I always liked and respected Lefty. He was a good man and it was an honor just knowing him.