Former Nebraska congressman, State Sen. Brad Ashford dies

The family of Brad Ashford confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday. He served as a state senator of Nebraska and represented Nebraska's 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) — A former U.S. representative and Nebraska senator has passed away.

The family of Brad Ashford confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Tuesday. He served as a state senator of Nebraska and represented Nebraska’s 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

His family says he died peacefully after a battle with brain cancer. He was 72.

“He loved you all so much and the time you have taken these past two months to visit, call, write, or text have meant the world to him and to us,” Ashford’s family wrote on Facebook. “He was positive through the end and would want you to take today and every day to give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done, tell your loved ones you love them, read some history to learn something, and reach out to lift up your fellow human.”

Gov. Pete Ricketts said on Tuesday he and his wife Susanne are “saddened to receive news of Brad Ashford’s passing. Brad was a dedicated public servant, who cared deeply for the state of Nebraska. Please join us in praying for Brad’s wife, Ann, and the rest of the Ashford family. We send them our sincerest condolences.”

State Sen. Adam Morfeld took to Twitter as well on Tuesday, saying Ashford “will be greatly missed.”

The Ashford family says details on his visitation and burial service will be announced at a later date.

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