The House of Representatives has approved legislation to rename the Fairport Post Office in the memory of late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and her husband Bob Slaughter.
The legislation was introduced by Rep. Joe Morelle, who took over Slaughter’s seat after her death earlier this year at age 88. Bob Slaughter passed away four years before his wife in 2014.
Speaking last week, Morelle said, “Louise Slaughter was a dear friend, a trailblazer, and a champion for families in Monroe County and across the nation… Louise has left a lasting impact on our entire community, and we remain grateful to her and her husband for their immeasurable contributions to our society.”
Morelle says the office to be renamed is currently a carrier annex on Ayrault Road but will soon undergo renovations to become a full post office. The couple’s daughter, Robin Slaughter Minerva, says it’s an honor for her parents to be considered for the dedication.
“My mom and dad appreciated the natural beauty of Fairport and were always involved in the community,” said Slaughter Minerva. “It is a great honor for an American to have a U.S. Post Office dedicated to them.”
The bill will now head to the Senate.