Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex, Morris) issued the following statement on the announced retirement of State Senator Ronald Rice:
“I had the pleasure of working with Senator Ronald Rice on a daily basis while representing the West Ward years ago, and for a decade he was my own Senator.
“Ron’s first priority has always been serving the people he represents. Essex County and all of New Jersey is much better off thanks to his lifetime of public service.
“Ron is leaving behind a lasting legacy in the halls of the Statehouse in Trenton. His accomplishments, his vast knowledge of issues facing our communities, and his grit to keep getting into ‘good trouble’ make him an institution in New Jersey politics. We are unlikely to see another public servant like him. You will be missed in Trenton, my friend.”