CONGRESSWOMAN CLARKE ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE SUDDEN PASSING OF HER LONG-TIME PARTNER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 1, 2022
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, (NY-09) issued the following statement on the sudden and unexpected passing of her life-partner of 30-years, Mr. Charles B. Durham:
“It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the sudden and unexpected passing of my life-partner and best friend, Mr. Charles B. Durham over the weekend. “Mr. Charles,” as he was affectionately known, has been my rock and steadfast life partner whom I have had the sincere privilege, joy and honor to share the last 30 years with. There are no words to describe the sense of loss all those who love him feel. I simply ask that you honor my family’s privacy during our moment of grief and please be gracious with your patience, as we come to terms with this announcement,” said Congresswoman Clarke.
Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Taskforce on Immigration, a Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and a Senior Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.