Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver:
"Albert Riederer was one of the best people - and best public servants - I have known. Illness took him from us too soon.
"He was was smart and committed to bringing about change through political institutions and the community will feel this loss for a very long time.
"As a prosecutor he worked tirelessly to keep the public safe, as a judge he shared his wisdom, and as a public servant he had a keen sense for detail and how it impacted the larger picture. Most importantly, he understood how what he did impacted the lives of those he served."
Kansas City Mayor Sly James:
“Kansas City has lost one of its great citizens with the passing of Judge Al Riederer. It was my privilege to co-chair the stadium renovation campaign with him, where I witnessed his tireless work ethic, commitment to all things Kansas City and contagious spirit.
"He was a friend, a true civic champion and he will be missed greatly. My thoughts are with Al’s family as they mourn this loss.”
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders:
“Today, we lost a truly great human being. Albert dedicated much of his life and career to helping improve the lives of others.
"His contributions as an elected official, civic leader, and mentor are still felt today. As Jackson County Prosecutor, he set an example for all other prosecutors to follow.
"Although he is no longer with us, Albert’s spirit will live on, both in the people he touched and in the community that he cared so deeply about.”
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill:
“Albert was a great boss to me when I was a young assistant prosecutor. Albert pushed me to learn more and take risks.
"He was a terrific political mentor, and an even better lifelong friend and supporter. His eyes always twinkled and his brain never stopped—he was brilliant, and his legions of friends will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with Sandy, and their two children.”
Richard Martin, former McCaskill for Senate campaign manager (2006) and campaign manager for Riederer's 2007 mayoral campaign.
"He would have made a great Mayor and Kansas City would have been a better place today."