Congressman Al Green’s Statement on the Passing of Long-time Friend and City of Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella

Jun 28, 2020

(Houston, TX) – On Sunday, June 28, 2020, Congressman Al Green released the following statement:    

“Today, we lost a timeless leader in the Ninth Congressional District – Mayor Leonard Scarcella. The longest-serving mayor in our nation, Mayor Scarcella was a stalwart in his effective, more than 50-year leadership of the City of Stafford. He will be sorely missed,” Congressman Al Green stated.

The Congressman – who represents southwest Houston and surrounding areas, including the City of Stafford – and Mayor Scarcella have worked hand-in-hand on a plethora of initiatives for their constituents. Most recently, Congressman Green – in conjunction with Mayor Scarcella and other local leaders – has hosted several events to help connect the community with COVID-19 relief.

“When this pandemic hit, Mayor Scarcella and I began brainstorming ways to help the community, as his city had one of the first coronavirus cases in the State of Texas. When we needed event space for a press conference and for the personal protective equipment (PPE) donation drive, he offered the Stafford Centre. When we needed to host Small Business Administration (SBA) webinars for coronavirus-impacted small businesses, he was fully on board. If there was ever a way for Mayor Scarcella to help me in my desire to serve the residents of Stafford – which are also my constituents, he did not hesitate.”

“From his warm spirit, to his unending availability to those he served, to his steadfast and diligent five decades of leadership, I will cherish each memory of Mayor Leonard Scarcella. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and the entire City of Stafford during this time of bereavement. His life and legacy are cemented in the annals of not only Stafford history but the history of our nation forever.”