I have been informed tonight that long time pro-business supporter Don Pelton has passed away. Don was a Pullman supporter first and foremost. His support for Pullman then extended into his vocal support for economic development in Pullman. Don was a kind, intelligent, thoughtful man who bravely stood up to the negativity of his detractors. I am so sorry that Don will not be alive for the ribbon cutting of Pullman's new Wal-Mart.