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Blumenthal Statements on Passing of Billy Ciotto and David Pudlin

(HARTFORD, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statements on the passing of Billy Ciotto and David Pudlin:

“Billy Ciotto was a giant— as a public servant, a courageous leader, family man and friend and mentor to so many. He was passionately dedicated to his community and state. Whether in the legislature, DMV or his town, he was all in. He shared generously and boundlessly — his wisdom and insights, his laughter and sometimes tears. He was a mensch. I was proud to have him as a friend. My heart goes out to his family.” 

“David was a fierce, relentless advocate for the voiceless and vulnerable — a champion of working men and women. He deeply cared about human values like health care and education opportunity, and fought for them in and out of public office. I was proud to serve with him in the state legislature and count him as a friend. My deepest condolences go to his family.”