I am saddened to learn of President Gordon B. Hinckley's passing. In my experience, he was a man of tremendous foresight, with a keen awareness of current events and of the challenges and opportunities facing the people of the LDS Church, of the state of Utah and of our country.
I will remember him as a devout, compassionate spiritual leader who showed much warmth and humor. I express my sincere condolences to his family."
Utah Rep. Jim Matheson