Portsmouth City Council mourns fellow councilman

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The Portsmouth City Council says Sixth Ward Councilman Thomas Lowe has died. Nov. 12, 2020.(Photo Courtesy: Portsmouth City Council)

PORTSMOUTH, OH (WOWK) – The Portsmouth City Council says Sixth Ward Councilman Thomas Lowe has died.

Council members shared their condolences to Lowe’s family and their memories of him, saying he “passionately served” the Sixth Ward for four and a half years.

“I remember Tom, a man of strong beliefs in his community and a good friend and representative of the Sixth Ward,” City  Council President Kevin E. Johnson recounts. “I remember Councilman Lowe telling me, ‘I want to be the one who nominates you for Mayor, because we go back together’, and he kept his word and nominated me for Mayor. Tom was a man that spoke his piece and really wanted to see the best for our City. Tom’s presence on Council, in the Sixth Ward, and in our friendship, will be sadly missed. I send all of Council’s prayers and condolences to his family.”

Council members say they will miss Lowe’s insights, knowledge, wit and humor, and enjoyed serving the city alongside him.

“It was always fun serving with Tom, he was always supportive of me and my efforts. He was proud of being from Sciotoville; this was demonstrated by how he spoke of his ward,” City Council Vice President Sean Dunn said. “He was also proud to sponsor the Sciotoville softball team. He had a rock-and-roll personality, and will be missed.”

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