FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 6, 2009

Statement On The Passing Of Former Assemblyman Robert Wertz


I am saddened to hear of the passing of former Assemblyman Robert Wertz. For more than three decades Bob served his Suffolk County Assembly district with distinction.

As a legislator, Bob was concerned with the struggles faced by mentally ill New Yorkers and focused much of his energies on his work with the Mental Health Committee. He will be fondly remembered by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle as a good friend, a valued colleague and a true leader.

Along with my Assembly colleagues, I extend my sympathies to the Wertz family during this loss.