Statement by Board Chair and General Counsel David W. Schnare:
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our Board Member and good friend Kelly Mader last Friday. Kelly was a family man first and foremost, dedicating his life to his wife, children, and grandchildren, as well as possessing a strong faith that was the guiding light for his life. Professionally – as a state legislator, entrepreneur, and citizen activist – Kelly dedicated himself to the ideals that made this country great such as individual liberty, self-determination, smaller, more efficient government, and free-market systems. He will be sorely missed by us, and others in the freedom movement, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time.