Rep. Richmond Statement on the Death of Frank Donze

November 3, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, in response to the passing of veteran New Orleans political reporter Frank Donze, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement:


“The passing of Frank Donze is a true loss for the New Orleans community, as well as for journalism at large,” said Rep. Richmond. “Frank was a well respected, long-time political reporter with The Times-Picayune before becoming the Communications Director with the Audubon Institute.”


“I first met Frank in the beginning of my political career in 1999.  Over those near 20 years, Frank has been tough, thorough and thoughtful. I have always appreciated his work ethic and admired his honesty.”


“In our current climate of relentless attacks on the media, Frank’s legacy is one of integrity and truth. It reaffirms the true greatness of America and her democracy. Frank will be truly missed, and I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues.”