I have learned from her family that Liz Zelenka - a constituent, counselor, and friend ' has passed away after a brief illness. I offer my condolences to her family and associates.
If you did Democratic politics in Missouri or municipal politics in St. Louis, you knew Liz (just one name, like Cher or Oprah). She was an accomplished fundraiser for Democratic candidates and progressive issues, and a vocal advocate for her neighborhood. She helped my campaigns build winning war chests in 2001 and 2005 ' but, even more importantly, she crafted efforts to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a range of civic causes. She was passionate about animals, seniors, broken families, and her City.
The business of politics attracts all kinds of people: Liz was one of the good ones.
Rest in peace.