Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



December 22, 2020

Senator Marilyn Moore Releases Statement on Passing of Former Senator Ed Gomes

Today, Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) released the following statement regarding the passing of former State Senator Ed Gomes:

“Former State Senator Edwin Gomes passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 after an auto collision that took place in Bridgeport on Sunday, December 13. Senator Gomes was my lifelong friend and a champion of the people serving as a labor union representative and legislator for most of his life. His colorful life was as big and bold as was his personality. The stories he shared with his friends compared to a Hemingway novel full of every turn and twist of life. He entered politics under the tutelage of the late Charles Tisdale who encouraged him to run for city council and he continued in public service until his retirement from the State Senate in 2018. I am saddened by the loss of my friend and colleague as are the thousands of people who loved and respected him. The community has lost a lion and a giant who gave his time, talent and money without thought of himself. He was a good man.”