Former State Senator Ron Raikes is being remembered today as an outstanding former legislature and representative of the state. He died on Saturday after an accident on his farm in Saunders County.
Current District 25 Senator Kathy Campbell says even though Raikes was no longer serving as a senator, he will be greatly missed.
“i will miss the chance to call him on the phone and have a conversation, I was privileged to have a number of those with him and I will miss him a great deal.”
Raikes had served in the unicameral from 1997 until term limits pushed him out of his District 25 seat last year. He was 66-years-old. Funeral services will be Thursday.