From Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex):
“I am shocked to hear the tragic news of the passing of our friend, Sen. Jim Whelan.
“Sen. Whelan was a tireless advocate not just for his beloved Atlantic City and Atlantic County, but for all of New Jersey. His lifelong commitment to public service will never be forgotten.
“I send my prayers and condolences to Sen. Whelan’s wife Kathy and all of his family at this most difficult time.”