Charlie Wilson's death is a great loss to the people of Ohio and especially to those of us who knew him well. He was always in good spirits and happy to see his many friends from southeastern and eastern Ohio. I worked on Wilson's campaigns for almost 20 years, and he always considered the working people of Ohio his number one priority. As a retired teacher, I knew him as a very strong supporter of education at the state and national levels. Wilson, you were a wonderful friend to all of us. Thank you.