We are saddened by the sudden passing of Senator Jose Peralta.
Jose, who began his legislative career in the People's House, was a strong voice for working families. He was determined to strengthen New York's public schools and gun safety measures, and fight for rights for immigrants. Even after losing his primary election last September, his constituents remained his top priority. Just days ago, Jose was coordinating a flu shot clinic in his district and distributing turkeys for those in need this Thanksgiving.
He was a friend and a true public servant. On behalf of his New York State Assembly family, I offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and constituents.