Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement on the Death of City of Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella

June 28, 2020 -- On behalf of the City of Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner extends his deepest condolences to the City of Stafford and the family and friends of Mayor Leonard Scarcella.

Mayor Scarcella died early Sunday after a brief illness. Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Turner.

"In April, I last saw Mayor Scarcella when we joined others to announce a PPE medical supply drive to help first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Mayor Scarcella was a bold and empathetic public servant who fought tirelessly for the people of Stafford to get their fair share of resources and services.

"The City of Stafford was fortunate to have Mayor Scarcella's strong leadership for 50 years. His tenure as the nation's longest-serving mayor is a testament to his character, contributions, and the confidence people had in his administration.

"He leaves a rich legacy, and we will miss him."