News from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb
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For Release: IMMEDIATELY, September 5, 2016
Contact: Michael Fraser, (518) 455-3751
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) On The Death Of Clarence "Rapp" Rappleyea

Today we mourn the passing of one of New York's most revered public servants, Clarence "Rapp" Rappleyea.

For more than two decades he served the Empire State with distinction, establishing himself as one of Albany's true giants through his intellect, integrity and character.

During 12 years as Leader of the Assembly Minority Conference, he governed based on principle, rather than petty politics. He worked with all parties to create a better New York, and carried himself with an intelligent, selfless grace that every elected representative should emulate.

On behalf of the entire Assembly Minority Conference, I extend my deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to his family and loved ones.

"Rapp" was a colleague, friend and mentor to many, but he was an inspiration to all. He will forever be missed.