“Mark Schwartz was a consummate political operator at city, state and federal level. He was an outstanding counsel for me at the Department of Energy when I was Secretary of Energy. Mostly, I consider him a good friend who always had a positive outlook on life and people in general. The only thing he loved more than politics was his home state of
Oklahoma and I will miss him enormously.”
- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (who actually called me instead of having a flack send me a prepared statement).