(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement Thursday on the passing of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s father:
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mayor Booker’s father.
“Cary Booker was a dedicated husband and father, who as evidenced by the great successes of his sons, did an outstanding job. He clearly was an inspiration and role model for Mayor Booker, and thus served our state and its largest city well.
“Cary Booker instilled in Mayor Booker a devotion to public service. We thank him for doing so.
“On behalf of the New Jersey General Assembly, I send my condolences to the Booker family at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”