CORONA, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement regarding the untimely death of New York State Senator Jose Peralta:

“I am heartbroken and shaken over the tragic news of Senator Jose Peralta’s untimely death. The communities we served together, our colleagues, all of Queens and I are joined in grief today.

“In private, Senator Peralta often had a gentle demeanor. But that belied the fierce fighter he was for the people whom he dedicated his life to representing. He was a tireless advocate for his constituents, our Dominican community and our neighborhoods. At the end of the day, his decisions were always motivated by a drive to bring his community everything it deserved.

“Jose was a kind man and a friend. Most importantly, he was a terrific husband and an amazing father. His passing is a reminder to us all of how fragile life is and to give our loved ones an extra hug this Thanksgiving. Jose will be greatly missed.
To his beautiful young family and his loved ones, my heart is with you.
Rest in Peace, Jose.