Statement from Senator Jeff Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), on the passing of former Senator Guy Velella:
“Senator Velella will be remembered in my district for his dedication and service to the community. I’m a Democrat and he was a Republican. But, when it came to our mutual constituents, we worked together and never let partisanship trump people. My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Velella’s family during this difficult time.”
In addition, please respect the call for prayer during his mourning period. I did not post information about his passing away to turn his death into a circus. The intention for the first and second post on this topic was to make everyone aware and for those who wish, to say a prayer on his behalf. All negative posts will be deleted in respect for the dead for a 40 day mourning period.