According to the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando-based Republican political consultant Ralph Gonzalez was killed Tuesday, in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
My hear and prayers go out to his family and friends. He was a friendly, jovial character, usually upbeat and passionate about politics. As a consultant, he won many more races than he lost. He knew the world of campaigns and politics better than almost anyone.
Although we weren’t close, I’ve known Ralph Gonzalez for more than a decade. I met him at Presidency III in 1996, and we remained in touch ever since.
O Lord, grant those who have died the joy of Your Presence, and us who are living the happiness of knowing this. Amen.
Rest in peace, Ralph.