DENVER (AP) — The wife of a Democratic political strategist from Colorado is among those missing in the condo building that partially collapsed outside Miami.
Michael Stratton told Denver's KMGH-TV that he flew from Washington D.C. to Florida as soon as he heard his wife Cassondra Stratton was among the missing. He described her as "vivacious, full of life, always optimistic.”
“It’s really extraordinary,” he said Thursday night. “They’ve been 24/7 rescuing people, and now they’re 24/7 trying to get to people who may still be alive under all that debris and rubble that exists from the building collapse.”
According to the website for his law firm, Stratton, who works in both Denver and Washington, has spent decades working with Democrats in Colorado, including the campaigns of Sen. Michael Bennet and former Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Stratton said he and his wife spent much of their quarantine during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the condo, which they have owned for four years.
Stratton was at the reunification center set up near the collapse site Friday, a spokesperson for Stratton’s law firm, Lara Day, told The Associated Press.