A Statement from Senator Rob Ortt

Robert G. Ortt

October 07, 2020

“I’m deeply saddened to hear that former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno has passed away. He fought every single moment of his legendary life – fighting for his country in Korea, fighting boxers in the ring, fighting Democrats and Republicans alike if they stood between him and his community, and fighting with dignity and courage through the very end. He was a rare, true giant for his community, for middle-class taxpayers, for Upstate New York, and for the Republican Party. While our legislative careers did not overlap, he still served as a valuable teacher and confidant to me and so many others. As our state and legislative body mourn Joe’s loss while celebrating his remarkable life, we share our prayers and heartfelt condolences for Joe and his entire family.”