Maloney statement upon the retirement of Rep. Ed Towns
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a senior member of the New York House delegation reacted to Rep. Ed Towns’ announcement that he would not run for re-election:
“Ed Towns’ life journey—from son of a tobacco sharecropper to Chair of a House Committee--is a testament to the opportunities that the United States can offer those who are dedicated to helping improve the lives of others.
“He served in the U.S. Army, worked as a public schoolteacher, a social worker and a hospital administrator—all while being active in community affairs in his beloved Brooklyn.
“As a public servant, Ed eventually became Brooklyn’s Deputy Borough President and was elected to the House in 1982, where he built a significant career of distinction and accomplishment. Ed always called them as he saw them. He served Brooklynites—and our nation—with dedication and persistence, and I will miss him.”