Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jerome Koenig, 1933--2012

Jerome Koenig died Friday, 17th February, 2012.

Jerry was considered by many as the expert and most knowledgeable person on New York State's Election law and the electoral process. He worked for many years for the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Elections where he re-wrote, revised, and clarified the Election law as we know it today. After retirement from the State Assembly, he worked as a political consultant and currently was the New York State petition co-ordinator for President Obama's re-election campaign.

Jerry suffered a severe heart attack early on the morning of 8th February, and was in hospital since then in the cardiac critical care unit. He is survived by his sister Sandy, brother Howard, and by Mary Geissman, his partner for over forty years. A memorial service will be held at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue (at E. 80th Str.), Manhattan, on Tuesday, 21st February, 2012, at 3:15 o'clock P.M.

Jerry was very active in Manhattan Reform Democratic politics from the 1960s New Democratic Coalition to today. "Jerry was a person who gave politics a good name," said Henry Stern. This year Koenig was on the N.Y. Obama Committee on Vacancies. There could never be a Committee on Vacancies for Jerry Koenig. Jerome Koenig, dead at the age of 78.


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