Statement from Mayor Patrick Madden

Statement from Mayor Patrick Madden

For Immediate Release
January 25, 2019

Statement from Mayor Patrick Madden

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden has issued the following statement:

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of hateful and racist language in all its forms. We cannot, and will not, turn a blind eye to the ugliness of racism and bigotry which seeks to divide our community. It is difficult to believe that an elected official would harbor such feelings about their neighbors and fellow residents, and there is no excuse for use of this type of damaging language.

“If the Councilman made these statements he should step down immediately. The residents of Troy deserve to be represented by someone who respects them, no matter their race, creed, or color.”

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