**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis (212) 788-7081
Council Member Letitia James Comments on Legacy of Mayor Ed Koch
(New York, NY)— “My thoughts are with the loved ones of Mayor Ed Koch, who was an icon and a true New Yorker. His influence in strengthening New York’s then-struggling economy, and his fighter spirit was an inspiration to us all. He will be deeply missed, and remembered as a prominent figure in both New York and national politics.”
Edward Irving Koch served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977. He was New York City’s 105th Mayor from 1978 to 1989, serving three consecutive terms. After leaving public office, he remained a political figure, and enjoyed notoriety as a media personality.