Nanticoke, March 2, 2016– The following statement was issued this afternoon by Senator John Yudichak after learning of the death of former Scranton Mayor James Barrett McNulty.

“Jim McNulty was a consummate political leader whose service as Mayor of Scranton was defined by legacy projects like the Lackawanna Station Hotel and his indefatigable love for the city of Scranton,” said Senator John Yudichak.

Jim McNulty served as the political and media consultant for Senator Yudichak’s successful 2010 campaign for the state senate.

“I will forever cherish our campaigns together where I learned the art of politics at the hands of one of the great masters of the trade,” said Yudichak.

“Jim McNulty’s keen wit and political instincts made him a valuable asset to any campaign, but most of all Jim’s heart and unyielding loyalty made him a treasured friend.”

“My love and my deepest sympathies go out to Jim’s wife Evie and to the entire McNulty family.”