April 17, 2014

Speaker Silver Statement on the Passing of Basil Paterson

I am saddened by the passing of Basil Paterson, a man of great integrity and deep passion for public service. Basil will long be remembered for his unwavering dedication to advancing civil rights and improving the lives of working men and women. He was a true statesman, a distinguished public servant and well-respected in his community and throughout New York State. On behalf of the New York State Assembly, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to Basil's wife Portia, his son, former Governor David Paterson and the rest of the family for their loss.