MADISON – Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Joe Wineke today released the following statement on the passing of longtime Party activist and health care advocate Linda Farley, MD:

“Linda Farley was a beloved member of the Democratic Party who embodied our commitment to health care reform. Linda devoted her career in medicine and politics to helping the medically underserved and advocating for real health care reform.

“Linda was a true pillar of the community and her outspoken advocacy for peace and justice will be sorely missed. While we are all deeply saddened by her passing, we know that she would be pleased that the country is closer to achieving meaningful health care reform than it is has ever been in the past. Her legacy with the Democratic Party will not be forgotten.”