Cole Statement on His Chief of Staff, Sean Murphy
February 5, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole released the following statement on the passing of his Chief of Staff, Sean Murphy.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the loss of my Chief of Staff, Sean Murphy," said Cole. "Sean passed suddenly of natural causes.
“It is impossible to overstate how much my staff and I will miss Sean. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and the best Chief of Staff any Member of Congress could ever have. A skilled Colorado political operative before he became a congressional staffer, Sean worked with my classmate and good friend Bob Beauprez for four years, and then joined my staff in 2007. Sean was much more than just an enormously capable Chief of Staff. He was a wise counselor, a good friend and a generous mentor to dozens of people who have worked in my congressional office and my political campaigns. He will be missed by all who knew him, but especially me.
“My staff and I ask that you remember Sean, his wife and his three children in your prayers.”