FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2012
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON CONGRESSMAN GARY L. ACKERMAN'S DECISION TO NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION
“When Gary Ackerman and I visited Israel at the start of Operation Cast Lead in January 2009, rocket alarms went off as we visited the police station in Sderot. As everyone scrambled into the bomb shelter, Gary was cool and collected, which is exactly how he went about business in Congress for more than three decades. The borough of Queens – and the people of Israel, Africa and so many other areas of the world – have rarely had a stronger ally in Congress, and our entire nation will miss Gary's encyclopedic knowledge of foreign policy and so many other issues. I wish Gary, his wife Rita and his entire family all the best."
Stu Loeser / Kamran Mumtaz (212) 788-2958
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