Mike Strang

1929 - 2014


CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) - Former Colorado congressman Mike Strang, a Republican who carried a measure as a state lawmaker that would have made possession of less than an ounce of marijuana by an adult a petty offense, died Sunday. He was 84.

Strang was elected to Congress in 1984 from the Western Slope, where he served one term. After he was defeated by Democrat Ben Nighthorse Campbell, he returned to horse and cattle ranching and consulting on natural-resource issues.

Strang served in the Colorado Legislature in the early 1970s and raised eyebrows when he introduced a bill to legalize marijuana. It went nowhere, but it didn't harm his political ambitions. Colorado voters approved legalization last year.

Strang is survived by his wife, Kit; daughters Bridget and Laurie Strang Cunningham, and a son, Scott.

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matt.5:7,happy are the mericiful,since they will be shown mercy...leaning on God will assure you of his comfort......dee

My condolences to the family.
May the God of comfort provide you with strength to cope with your loss.

Kitt, Bridget, Laurie, Scott,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cherish his memories. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33

We are never prepared for death so please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more for this has been promised us.

I am so sorry for your loss. God's Word the Bible gives comfort. is speaks about a time when there will be no more death. please remember the 21 3 &4 with your Bible

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

My prayers go out to the Strange family. In Christ, all will live.

For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name by ministering and continuing to minister to the holy ones (Hebrews 6:10). Mike Strang will never be forgotten for all the work done for the Colorado community and especially those encouraged and inspired in this wonderful persons' care. May God continue to strengthen your family in these “times hard to deal with” (2Tim 3:1), especially without a beloved one such as Mike Strang.