TRENTON – Senator Bob Gordon (D-Bergen and Passaic) issued the following statement on the passing of state Senator Jim Whelan:
“I am so saddened by the loss of Senator Whelan. Jim was one of my closest friends in the caucus. We served together in the Assembly and joined the Senate together. He was one of the most selfless and dedicated public servants I’ve known in my forty year career. He was a good person whose passion for service was evident to those who worked with him, and was effective because he had the respect of his colleagues and knew how to bring people together. We will miss him greatly.
“My prayers are with Kathy and Jim’s entire family.”