Elected officials praise Neil Breslin’s service

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy:

“For over twenty-five years New York State Senator Neil Breslin has been a strong advocate for Albany County and the Capital Region as a whole and a pillar of our community. First elected in 1996, Senator Breslin is the most tenured member of the state Senate, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the chamber. As he embarks on a well-earned retirement, we celebrate his commitment to public service. His contributions have made a lasting impact, and his daily advocacy will be greatly missed.”

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy:

“For almost 30 years, Senator Neil Breslin has been a tireless advocate for the Capital Region and a steady, guiding force in Albany. His longtime dedication to public service and his unwavering commitment to his constituents will leave an indelible mark that will endure far into the future. As the longest-serving Member of the State Senate, ‘dean’ of the Capital Region delegation, and progressive champion, he has been at the forefront of the causes and change New Yorkers care deeply about.

“I am immensely grateful for his continued counsel and service. Although he is retiring from public service at the end of the year, I know that his legacy will be defined by the countless lives he touched and the profound influence he wielded across New York’s legislative landscape.”

Assemblyman John McDonald:

“Senator Neil D. Breslin has had a distinguished career serving the Capital Region and his tremendous commitment and contributions to our region are appreciated. As a colleague, I will miss having the opportunity to work and collaborate with him after the end of his term. I have known Neil for the 28 years he has served in the Senate and we have worked together for the past 25 years, during my 13 years as Mayor of Cohoes and the last 12 years in the NYS Assembly. Neil’s experience and knowledge in a wide variety of areas such as insurance, housing, and as an attorney has served the Capital City and Capital Region well and has been something I have been privileged to witness firsthand. Neil has truly been the Dean of the Capital Region delegation and a leader for us all.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins:

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to my dear friend and colleague, Senator Neil Breslin for his many years of service to the people of New York State. Senator Breslin has been a dedicated public servant for over two decades, earning the title of longest serving Senator. I am grateful that from the moment I entered the State Senate, Neil has been a friend and mentor lending his steady voice and wisdom to our conference. He has been a tireless advocate for his constituents, and I know firsthand the passion and commitment he brings to his work. His leadership and expertise will be missed in the Senate, but I am confident that he will continue to make a positive impact in all of his future endeavors.”

Schenectady County Democratic Party Chairman Frank Salamone

“Senator Breslin has been a stalwart in the New York State Senate for over 25 years, consistently championing key issues for the benefit of all New Yorkers. His efforts to make life better, fairer, and more affordable for all New Yorkers will continue to serve as an example for elected officials throughout the State The Capital Region was lucky to have him as our local representative. We look forward to the Senator’s continued service on our behalf in 2024 and look forward to wishing him all the best in retirement at the appropriate time.”

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan

“Senator Breslin has been a titan of the New York State Senate for more than 25 years, and his leadership and mentorship has impacted the lives of so many. I am deeply appreciative of Senator Breslin’s friendship and service to the City of Albany and look forward to working with him to accomplish even more for our residents during his final eleven months in office.”