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Frank Skartados passes, aged 62

Democrat Member of the New York State Assembly from the 104th district, Frank Skartados passed away, at the age of 62, after a tough battle with cancer.

According to the official announcement from his office, Frank Skartados was introduced to St Luke's Hospital last January, with breathing problems and severe pains. Doctors diagnosed that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer at level 4, so his condition was considered irreversible.

He was first elected State MP in the 104th district in 2008, a post he held until the end of his life. 

During his Assembly tenure, Skartados supported bills that focused on the environment, criminal justice reforms, consumer protection, veterans benefits, business regulation reform, family court reform, and library election reform. Skartados secured millions of dollars for struggling schools in MarlboroHighland and Poughkeepsie

Frank Scartados was born in Astypalaia in 1956, and in 1970 he moved with his family to the United States.

Condolences for his death were issued by the State MP and former candidate for New York Mayor, Nicole Malliotakis.