I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and colleague, Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz.
A proud father of four, Mike was a public servant in the truest sense who served his community and the state of New York with dedication and passion. I will especially remember Mike for his quick wit and intelligence. I am proud to have called him my friend.
Words are not adequate to express how heartbroken I am that he is no longer with us, a thought I am sure my colleagues in the Assembly and throughout government share. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jennifer and their four children. May he rest in peace.