LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement after learning of the death of Rep. Peter Pettalia:
“I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and colleague, Peter Pettalia.
“Pete was a common-sense public servant who loved his state, his friends and his family. He was passionate about life and about Northern Michigan. Pete was truly one of the good guys who did his best to improve the lives of the people in his community. He will be greatly missed by everyone who was blessed to know him.
“Marsha and I are keeping his wife Karen and their entire family in our thoughts and prayers.”