APWA Statement on the Passing of Representative Louise Slaughter


Representative Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), one of the longest-serving democrats in Congress and member of the House Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus, has died. The Congresswoman’s office confirmed last Friday, that after a fall in her D.C. home, she succumbed to her injuries.

“APWA is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Congresswoman Slaughter. She was a champion for our industry and her leadership brought with it many advances in infrastructure and technology. We would like to express our condolences to the Slaughter family and express our appreciation for the Congresswoman’s work on behalf of public works,” stated APWA President William “Bo” Mills.

Congresswoman Slaughter had served in Congress since 1986 and represented the Rochester area of New York state. “The entire APWA NY Chapter community was saddened to hear of Representative Slaughter’s passing. Her career in Congress has helped the public works industry across Upstate NY. She will be remembered as a true friend to public works at home and in Washington. Her leadership in the proactive financing of needed public works projects have been the cornerstone of the Rochester area’s growth.   Our condolences to her family and staff,” said Kris D. Dimmick, P.E., PWLF.

Congresswoman Slaughter is survived by her three daughters, Amy, Megan, and Robin, and her seven grandchildren.