Scott Statement on Passing of Alan Diamonstein

October 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Alan Diamonstein:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Delegate Alan Diamonstein.  In 1977, I was honored to join Alan and Ted Morrison as members of the Newport News delegation in the Virginia House of Delegates.  He helped me to quickly become accustomed to the way business was conducted in Richmond.  In addition to being a seasoned legislator and accomplished lawyer, Alan was a champion for the city of Newport News and a fierce advocate for fair housing.  He was largely responsible for the creation of the Virginia Housing Development Authority, an agency which has helped numerous Virginians attain quality and affordable housing.  He was also a dedicated member of numerous boards and commissions throughout Hampton Roads, including the Port of Virginia and the Mariner’s Museum, and he was a driving force in the expansion of Christopher Newport University.

“I considered Alan to be a gentleman, a dear friend, and mentor.  He graciously served as the chair of my first congressional campaign’s finance committee and served in that capacity for many election cycles afterward. My thoughts are with his wife Beverly, his family and the many people who have benefited from his work.”

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