Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Representative Mike O’Brien

October 15, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag at the Capitol Complex and throughout all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff to honor the passing of Pennsylvania State Representative Mike O’Brien.

Representative Mike O’Brien, 64, represented the 175th Legislative District from 2006 to 2018 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he served as Democratic Chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee and on the House Appropriations Committee.

“Representative Mike O’Brien’s caliber of character was unmatched,” said Governor Wolf. “Mike cared deeply for his community and demonstrated his commitment each day he went to work. He poured his energy into making Philadelphia and Pennsylvania better places for families to work, learn, and grow. He and his service will be remembered and deeply missed.”

The Commonwealth flag, which is already at half-staff, shall remain at half-staff through sunset on the day of Representative O’Brien’s interment. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.

The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute.

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