Westbrook, MAINE - Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement on the passing of Bangor Daily News journalist Chris Cousins:

“We are so deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Cousins. Chris was a true professional who was adored and respected by his colleagues and everyone at the State House. He was a wonderful person who will be sorely missed. 

“Our thoughts are with his colleagues at the The Bangor Daily News, his friends, and his family who he so lovingly wrote of every day.”