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Sweeney Statement on the Passing of Calvin West

Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the passing of Calvin West:


“Calvin West was a trailblazer who dedicated his life to the causes that advanced the rights of others and improved the quality of life for the people of Newark and other urban communities in New Jersey. He helped shape the modern history of Newark as a leader and a constant champion for the city’s progress. Calvin served his country, the State of New Jersey and the City of Newark with a selfless spirit, a kind heart and a helping hand. Calvin will be missed, but he will be remembered with appreciation by all who knew him. I extend my condolences to his loved ones.”