Hastings’ Statement on the Passing of Diane Glasser

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Washington, D.C., October 10, 2017 | comments

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Former Vice Mayor of the City of Tamarac, Diane Glasser:

“It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Diane Glasser this morning. As an activist, former City Commissioner, and Vice Mayor of the City of Tamarac, Diane served our community for more than 40 years. She was a powerhouse of Broward County politics, but more than that, she was a dear friend. Her contributions will no doubt be remembered for years to come.

“Before moving to Tamarac in 1973, Diane grew up in Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York. She was appointed First Vice Chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party in 2004. Four years later, she was elected to the Tamarac City Commission, where served until her retirement in 2016. Diane served on various boards in Broward County, including the Broward School Board, the Senior Advisory Task Force, and the Broward Human Rights Board, always striving to make our community a better place.

“Diane was an Elected Florida Delegate in the last six Democratic National Conventions, and cast her vote in the Electoral College for the State of Florida in 1996 for Former President Bill Clinton and in 2000 for Former Vice President Al Gore.

“Diane passed away on October 10, 2017 at the age of 89. She is survived by her son Craig Glasser of Sunrise, Florida. I offer my thoughts and prayers to Craig, her family, and all who called her a friend during this time of great sadness.”

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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