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Horsford praises legacy of former Nevada lawmaker

Joe Biden at Casa Don Juan

Steve Marcus

Rep. Steven Horsford arrives for a roundtable discussion on raising the minimum wage at Casa Don Juan restaurant Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

CARSON CITY — U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford has praised the legacy of a former Nevada lawmaker who died over the weekend while receiving emergency care.

The congressman told the Nevada Legislature on Monday that "one of God's angels, our colleague and dear friend Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, has been called home." Thompson died early Saturday morning in Carson City at the age of 51.

Horsford says Thompson was always concerned about the well-being of those around him and led the way to make his community stronger through improving education funding and addressing racial inclusion. He told the Legislature that Thompson would expect "all of us to carry on his work and to make life better for others."