Longtime Wyoming state senator John Schiffer passed away Wednesday at the age of 68. Schiffer, a Republican, had represented District 22 in Sheridan and Johnson counties since 1993. He was diagnosed with liver cancer last month.
State Treasurer Mark Gordon was Schiffer’s long-time friend and business partner. He says the state lost one its best advocates.
“Completely selfless, wanted to make sure the best thing for Wyoming would happen," Gordon says. "It didn’t matter if he got the credit.”
Schiffer served as both the Senate President and Senate Majority Leader during his time in office. He was currently serving as Chair of the Judiciary Committee. The governor ordered state flags lowered to half-staff in his honor.