Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of Former Congressman Major Owens:
“Congressman Major Owens was a crusader for the people of Brooklyn, a champion for working-class families and a guardian of underserved communities. He emphasized the importance of education as a catalyst for upward mobility from the beginning of his career until the very end.
Throughout his tenure, Rep. Owens compassionately prioritized those struggling to transcend above the poverty line. His legislative accomplishments and passion for service have left an indelible mark on the people he so wonderfully represented.”
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Congressman Major Owens (June 28, 1936 – October 21, 2013) represented parts of Central Brooklyn from 1983 – 2007.