WILMINGTON, Del. - Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement following the news of the death of Dr. James "Jim" R. Soles:
"Jim Soles gave politics a good name, and the thousands of students whose lives he touched as their professor have gone on to give Delaware a good name throughout this country and around the world. I will always be in his debt. He gave me the chance to serve as treasurer and fundraiser in his 1974 congressional campaign when I was fresh out of the Navy working on an MBA at the University. I learned so much from him then that guides me to this day. And while, like many others, I mourn his death, I thank God for his life and that of his beloved wife Ada Leigh with whom he has been joyfully reunited."