The New York State Senate unanimously passed a Legislative Resolution today mourning the death of the late Assemblyman Tom Kirwan from Newburgh.
"Newburgh and the entire Hudson Valley lost a true friend when we lost Tom Kirwan," said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson). "He was a tireless advocate for the region and enjoyed bringing old-fashioned common sense to the legislative process. I will miss his sage advice and sense of humor but most of all I will miss his friendship and his belief in the values of good government," said Larkin.
An exceptional lawmaker, Assemblyman Kirwan was instrumental in the creation and passage of the School Tax Relief Program (STAR), the Sexual Assault Reform Act of 2000, and a law requiring civil confinement of violent sexual predators. He was also very active in the community and participated in numerous charitable and civic projects.