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Statement from Chairman Jay S. Jacobs on Mayor David Dinkins

For Immediate Release: November 24, 2020

NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

"I did not know David Dinkins well, but I did have the opportunity, on more than one occasion, to meet with and speak with the former Mayor of the City of New York.  As almost everyone else that knew him or, similarly, had the chance to meet with him, I found him to be a classy, kind and engaging guy who gave you his full attention and respect no matter who you were or where you came from.  He took the helm of the city he loved at one of its most difficult times.  He brought grace and dignity to the office and in so doing left a legacy to be proud of.  He was a mentor to many and an inspiration to all.  He will surely be missed, but never forgotten."