Monday, November 3, 2008

Education Aide to Obama Campaign Dies

Terence Tolbert has died unexpectedly of a heart attack in Nevada, reports The New York Times at the CityRoom blog.

We are reporting it because it is a newsworthy story that directly speaks to the election campaign, which ends tomorrow.

Mr. Tolbert had served since 2006 as the New York City Education Department’s chief lobbyist in Albany and Washington. He had been poised to take a leading role in Mr. Bloomberg’s upcoming fight to convince state lawmakers to reauthorize the law, which expires at the end of June, giving the city’s mayor control of its public schools.

Someone close to Terence has also set up a memorial blog for the man.

We wish his family the best.

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