Nadler Statement on the Passing of Mayor Ed Koch

Feb 1, 2013 Issues: New York and Our Neighborhoods

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement:

“Mayor Koch was a quintessential New Yorker and a central figure in New York life for 40 years.  For decades, he embodied the soul of our city, unfailingly defending and advocating for New York and everyone in it.  I was proud to have worked with him for years during his mayoralty and after on so many issues affecting the city and Israel, of which he was an unflinching supporter.  In contemplating his rich and colorful life, I am struck by how honest, tough, hardworking and immune to pretense he was.  New York has lost a great champion.”