For Immediate Release - February 28, 2013

Grossman Statement on the Passing of William McDermott

Treasurer Steven Grossman today issued the following statement in response to the passing of South Boston Attorney William McDermott:

"Barbara and I want to express our sadness and condolences to his family and to the South Boston and Savin Hill communities on the occasion of Bill McDermott's sudden and tragic death. Deeply committed to his family and to the fundamental principles of our legal system, his fierce and effective leadership on behalf of his clients and for the proper enforcement of election laws made him one of the most effective advocates of his generation. He was both my lawyer and wise counselor as well as a person whose loyalty and unwavering commitment to his friends made him invaluable. The Democratic Party, the City of Boston and the Commonwealth have lost one of the best."