Besides offering simple comfort, we hear he also put his office to work helping Canadian visitors who had lost their passports in the fire navigate the bureaucratic maze necessary to replace them. The neighborhood is not in Clemmons’ district, and he certainly wouldn’t have been missed if he hadn’t shown up. He did not seek recognition or thanks. There were no press releases sent out or photos circulated of him helping residents, but we’re thankful and pleased that he did, and can’t let the action go by without notice.
Too many times we see our leaders only at election time or in political roles. Clemmons proved a true leader goes out of his way to help others, whether there’s any political advantage or not, and his constituents should be proud to have him as their representative.