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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Passing of Herbert E. Berman

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement in honor of former New York City Council Member Herbert E. Berman, who passed away on Sunday. He was a member of the City Council from 1976 to 2001.

“On behalf of the people of the 9th Congressional District, the Clarke family and myself, I wish to express our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the Honorable Herb Berman. Council Member Berman was a proud son of Brooklyn, dedicated to the interests of his constituents in Canarsie and Mill Basin as well as, the people of the city of New York. As Chairman of the Finance Committee, he worked to support our access to the critical resources needed to maintain our schools, parks, and cultural institutions. My mother, the Honorable Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, considered Mr. Berman a trusted, dear colleague and she was always pleased to work with him on behalf of our community. His example will continue to inspire the women and men who have the privilege of representing Brooklyn as elected officials, myself included.”

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.