For Immediate Release - November 28, 2011

Statement of Governor Patrick

BOSTON – Monday, November 28, 2011 – The following is a statement of Governor Deval Patrick on the announcement that Congressman Barney Frank plans to retire from the U.S. Congress at the end of his term:

"A generation of Bay State residents have known Barney Frank for his wisdom, wit and passion for service," said Governor Patrick. "Barney's leadership, on issues ranging from civil liberties to financial system restraint, will be sorely missed. He has earned the good wishes of the people of the Commonwealth."