David E. Klement, the ‘conscience’ of the Bradenton Herald for three decades, dies at 81



David E. Klement, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, think-tank director and public utility regulator, died Wednesday at his home in his sleep, according to his family. He was 81.

Mr. Klement served as editorial page editor of the Bradenton Herald from 1977 to 2007, writing anonymously one and often two editorials a day that reflected the Herald Editorial Board’s views on local issues, plus a bi-weekly signed column in which he shared his personal observations about family, community and life.

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