FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2017
Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Senator Theodore J. Kanavas

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff tomorrow as a mark of respect for former Wisconsin State Senator Theodore J. Kanavas. Senator Kanavas represented the people of the 33rd Senate District from 2001 until 2011.

The flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin, beginning at sunrise on Saturday, July 8, 2017, and ending at sunset on that date.

EXECUTIVE ORDER #247

Relating to an Order for the Flag of the United States and the
Flag of the State of Wisconsin to be Flown at Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for
Senator Theodore J. “Ted” Kanavas

WHEREAS, on July 3, 2017, Senator Ted Kanavas passed away at the age of 56, following a battle with cancer; and

WHEREAS, Senator Ted Kanavas served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 2001 until 2011, representing the people of the 33rd Senate District; and

WHEREAS, prior to his service in the Wisconsin State S~nate, Senator Ted Kanavas served on the Elmbrook School Board from 1999 until 2002 and participated in both the Elmbrook Historical Society and Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, Senator Ted Kanavas was also a founding member of Premier Software Technologies and was the co-founder of Michael Best Strategies in 2014, a lobbying branch of the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm; and

WHEREAS, Senator Ted Kanavas was a devoted husband to Mary, father to Kelly, Nick, and Kate, and coach to the Brookfield Bulldogs; and

WHEREAS, Senator Ted Kanavas was a dedicated public servant, and the people of Wisconsin mourn his passing; and

WHEREAS, a memorial service will be held for Senator Ted Kanavas on Saturday, July 8, 2017;

NOW THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of this State, do hereby order that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin, beginning at sunrise on Saturday, July 8, 2017, and ending at sunset on that date.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF , I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this seventh day of July in the year two thousand seventeen.