It is with greatness sadness that we inform you of the passing of Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz. Assemblyman Simanowitz was a larger-than-life figure to those who got to know him. His personality was one driven by values - humility, respect for all people, and a wry but delightful sense of humor for which he was well known. His character is also reflected in the life he led by example. He was the Commander of the Auxiliary Police Unit at the 107th Precinct for nine years, and spent fifteen years as chief of staff to Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn, whom he succeeded in 2011.
Assemblyman Simanowitz led a life of public service and leaves behind a legacy that will shine for decades to come. As our Chairman Congressman Joe Crowley noted, “He was beyond reproach, the most honest and one of the most decent people I’ve ever met.”
Read more: Obituary in The New York Times