Tenney lauds deceased former Rome mayor on House floor


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford,  delivered remarks on the House of Representatives floor, this week, to celebrate the life and legacy of former Rome Mayor Joseph Fusco Jr., who died in December.

Among Tenney’s remarks:

“Mister Speaker, I rise to recognize the tragic passing of one of my district’s great public servants; the honorable Joseph Fusco Jr., the former mayor of Rome, New York. Mayor Fusco was a dedicated public servant who led an incredible life. “

“He first served as Rome City Councilman and then as the 42nd Mayor of Rome from 2011 to 2015. A job he performed with integrity, passion, and determination,” the New Hartford Republican said.

“Joe led by example, he was always a smiling face and a helping hand,” Tenney continued.

“He oversaw the completion of the Mohawk River Trail and with what little spare time he had, he would participate and volunteer in activities across the community. He also hosted a terrific charity motorcycle ride across our beautiful region, an event I always look forward to participating in each year,” the congresswoman said.

“His dedication to public service carries on through his son, Joseph the-third, who became a Rome firefighter in 2007. I have no doubt that Rome, New York is a better place because of the legacy of Mayor Fusco and the legacy he leaves behind.”


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