(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Tuesday on the passing of former Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes, Jr.
“I want to extend my deepest condolences to the Barnes family on the passing of former Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes, Jr. Peter was the true definition of a gentleman; a man of great integrity who led an exemplary life of public service. A former FBI agent, he brought his law enforcement experience to the Assembly where he championed legislation to help keep New Jersey safe. He represented Middlesex County and New Jersey honorably and dutifully. New Jersey lost one of its very best today.”