School of Social Work Mourns the Loss of Sen. Jerry Relph

December 19, 2020

Minnesota early childhood advocates –

We are deeply saddened to let you know of the passing of Sen. Jerry Relph, the cohost of the Prenatal to Three Policy Forums for more than three years.

A Vietnam veteran and attorney who specialized in tax law, Sen. Relph was a consistent advocate for the welfare of young children and their families. He was kind and thoughtful, more focused on listening carefully to others' points than on pushing his own.

As we mourn Sen. Relph, our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Pegi and their family. May our collective work on behalf of the youngest Minnesotans, at the Policy Forums and elsewhere, be an honor to his memory.

Elders for Infants
Rep. Dave Pinto
University of St. Thomas School of Education
University of St. Thomas School of Social Work