Jim Martin, “Senator DeMint leaves a legacy of fighting for seniors that few can match.”

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The 60 Plus Association, the nation’s largest and most influential conservative seniors organization with over 7.2 million supporters, issued the following statement on the announcement of Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) as the new head of the Heritage Foundation:

“Congratulations to Heritage for naming one of the most respected and courageous leaders in the conservative cause to head their organization,” said 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin.  “Jim DeMint at the helm guarantees that the excellence and influence of Heritage’s important work will continue for years to come.

“On behalf of America’s seniors, we salute Senator DeMint for his years of service in Washington fighting for America’s elderly.  Few people have impacted the lives of seniors so positively in the last decade as Senator DeMint.  His sincere and heart-felt concern for older Americans is something millions can continue to depend on.”