Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: October 17, 2019
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Statement on the Passing of Former Delegate Alan Diamonstein

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement today on the passing of former Virginia Delegate Alan Diamonstein.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Delegate Alan Diamonstein.

“For decades, Alan was a tireless advocate for our Commonwealth and its future. Virginia has one of the best systems of higher education in the nation because of the decades of work Alan dedicated to making it so. He led the Commonwealth’s investment in our colleges and universities—they are stronger today because of his commitment to these institutions and the students they serve. Alan helped create the Virginia Housing Development Authority, and advocated for state support for people with mental illness or disabilities. He worked to bring more women into the political process, at a time when that work was sorely needed. He was a true public servant.

“Alan has always been a friend to Pam and me, and I will miss him dearly. The Commonwealth is a better place for Alan’s service.”

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