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Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Colin Powell

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2021

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

"As it withers to it’s hoped for conclusion, COVID has claimed an America treasure, taking the life of Colin Powell, a true hero. A Bronx Native, the dedication and passion with which he served our country should be recognized, replicated, and revered. From his role as a decorated combat veteran in Vietnam to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of State, Colin Powell exemplified what it means to be an American, putting others before himself. We owe a debt of gratitude to Secretary Powell for his exemplary service to our country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time."