Statement from Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos
With the passing of Ed Koch, New York has lost one of its true larger-than-life political leaders. He had a passion for public service, and an outsized personality to match.
As a Congressman, Mayor and political commentator, Ed Koch brought enthusiasm to everything he did, and he never stopped fighting for the causes he believed in.
All those who knew or worked with Ed Koch, or were fortunate enough to meet him, understand today that he'll be sorely missed by the people of New York.