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Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on the Passing of Former Senator Peter Barnes

(TRENTON) – Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement on the passing of Judge Peter Barnes:

“We mourn the loss of Judge Barnes today. It was an honor to know and serve with him in the Legislature. He was a dedicated public servant whose love for NJ and its residents helped lead to important reforms throughout the state.

“Throughout his career and in the numerous positions Peter served within the State, he impacted many.  His influence was vast and his contributions to New Jersey and its communities will be lasting. My heart goes out to his wife Katie and his children.”