Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) made the following statement on the death of former Greenville mayor Max Heller.
"Our state has lost a great leader with the passing of Max Heller. I will always remember Mayor Heller as a man with a generational vision for what Greenville could become. But more than that, he was a man of action who rallied community leaders to makes those ideas reality. His tenacity set downtown Greenville on its current path of success and spurred the economic investments that have brought jobs and tourism to the Upstate. The people of Greenville and the state of South Carolina owe him a debt of gratitude. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad time."