Legislators and local leaders reacted with sorrow to the death of Frank Bartle, a former Montgomery County Republican chairman who also served as solicitor for several municipalities and a mentor to many in politics, writes Rachel Ravina for The Reporter.
Lansdale native, Bartle died on November 22 at home. He was 68.
Throughout last week, Bartle was described as caring, loyal, generous, and trusting by people who knew him.
“He was very loyal to his many friends,” said former Montgomery County Judge Joseph Walsh. “He was extremely generous of his time, talent and treasures to powerful public figures and those in need alike.”
Republican state legislator Rep. Todd Stephens said that Frank was trusted by everybody, while his colleague Sen. Bob Mensch added that he had style.
“He was just very effective in his leadership,” said Mensch.
Meanwhile, current Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairwoman Liz Haney said she was profoundly saddened by the death of her mentor.
“Frank was an exceptional human being and you don’t always see that in politics,” she said. “He just was a class act.”
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