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Former State Representative Kate Ebli dies

Kate Ebli
Former Democratic State Representative Kate Ebli

Former State Representative Kate Ebli died yesterday after a recurrence with breast cancer.

The Democrat served 56th District of Michigan (Monroe County) for two terms. She lost her bid for a third term in the November elections to Republican Dale Zorn.

The Monroe Democratic Party released a statement:

"We are extremely saddened with the news that State Representative Kate Ebli has lost her courageously fought battle with cancer. It is a sad day for Kate's family and also for everyone that knew her."

The Detroit Free Pressreported that Ebli was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 after a routine mammogram. The cancer went into remission after treatments, but recurred recently.

She is survived by her husband, Nick Ebli, and by her 22 year-old daughter, Victoria.
Officials of the Monroe Democratic Party say they will post funeral arrangements on their website when they are finalized by Ebli's family.

Mark Brush was the station's Digital Media Director. He succumbed to a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in March 2018. He was 49 years old.