Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the passing of former State Senator Jeremiah O’Connor:
“My deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of former Senator O’Connor. He was a shining example of what it means to be a public servant: upstanding, selfless and dedicated to his Bergen County community. He led by example as an early champion of the LGBTQ community and advocate for domestic violence survivors.
“He was a staple in Bergen County politics long after he left office and a role model for the next generation. He will be missed but his impact on New Jersey will continue to be felt for years to come.”