“New York State lost an extraordinary individual today. Jim Conte was a dedicated public servant who represented his Long Island constituents with passion and a sense of pride that could be felt on every main street within his District.
Jim never backed down from the many challenges faced by members of the Assembly. He was fearless in his efforts to make New York a better state and consistently earned the respect and admiration of his fellow colleagues.
Jim’s final fight against T-Cell Lymphoma left me both humbled and inspired by his courage and tenacity. He lived his final years as a fighter and left New York State a better place for all of us.
Nicole and I send our thoughts and prayers to his wife Debra and their children.”
About Steve Katz
Steve Katz (www.katz4ny.com) currently serves the New York Assembly, 99th District (redistricted to the 94th) and resides in Mohegan Lake, NY with his wife and children. His tenure in the New York Assembly brought about a number of key pieces of common-sense conservative legislation. Dr. Katz is currently spearheading a statewide law requiring a photo ID for elections and has worked tirelessly as an assemblyman to reduce New York’s tax burden and eliminate excessive regulations on businesses. Katz is a veterinarian and has been a small business owner more than 25 years.