Scott Statement on the Passing of George Banks

December 27, 2020
Press Release

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of former Norfolk NAACP branch president and community activist George Banks:

“George Banks was affectionately and rightly known as the ‘Mayor of Berkley’ – a part of Norfolk that he helped transform for the better of the city and its citizens who reside there. George devoted his life to service to his community and successfully fought to eliminate the inequity and inequality of our nation’s housing policies. His passing is a tremendous loss for Norfolk and the greater Hampton Roads community. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, many friends, and all those that live in a safer and better community thanks to George’s decades of advocacy.”

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