SCRANTON, March 3, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the passing of former Scranton Mayor James McNulty.

“I am very saddened to hear of the passing of former Scranton Mayor Jim McNulty. Mayor McNulty was proud Scrantonian. When he was sworn in as our Scranton’s 26th mayor in 1982, he vowed to “put Scranton on the map” and to ensure that our city received our due recognition in Harrisburg and Washington. Mayor McNulty succeeded in his mission and without his leadership in the early 1980s, we may have never resurrected and restored what is now the Steamtown National Historic Site or renovated the former Erie-Lackawanna Train Station into what is now the beautiful Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.”

“My wife and I are proud to have called Mayor McNulty and his wife, Evie, friends for a number of years and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McNulty family. Thank you Mayor McNulty for your public service, your lifelong commitment to our city and for your friendship. You will be missed.”

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