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New York State Assemblyman Frank Skartados Dies At 62

Assemblyman Frank Skartados of New York’s 104th district has died. He died Sunday at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Milton Democrat was first elected to the Assembly in 2009. In 2011 he lost his bid for re-election to Republican Tom Kirwin. Following Kirwin’s death, Skartados regained the seat in a special election in March 2012.  

Skartados, an immigrant, was born in Greece before arriving in New York City in 1970 at age 14.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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