Speaker Heastie Statement on the Passing of Former Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno

I join with my current and former colleagues in mourning the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. A veteran and an elected official, he was dedicated to serving our country and our state. Although we were on different ends of the ideological spectrum, he always treated me like a gentleman and with respect.

On behalf of the New York State Assembly, I offer our deepest condolences to his children, his family and friends at this difficult time.