Chad Lupinacci, the Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Working Families Party candidate for the New York State Assembly, 10th District, today reacted to the passing of Assemblyman James D. Conte.
“The passing of Assemblyman James Conte this morning is a tremendous loss for all of those who were fortunate to know him and for the entire 10th Assembly District that he represented with great pride and distinction for over twenty four faithful years.
I was proud to call Jim my mentor and more importantly my friend for the past twelve years. It was my internship with his office that inspired my love for politics and public service; he treated me with far more respect than an intern can expect.
Jim was an example for all politicians to live by. He did not separate his values from his work. He showed that you can be a dedicated public servant, a loving husband and father, and a kind and honorable man. Jim’s spirit and influence will live on through all of those whom he had touched. He will be greatly missed by all.”