Former Congressman, Senator passes away

Former Congressman and state Sen. John Adler passed away today, according to the New Jersey General Assembly’s press office.

“Congressman Adler was a true example of what it means to serve the people,” Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver said in a statement. “No matter what office he held, the congressman always advocated fiercely for his constituents and those whose voices otherwise wouldn’t have been heard. He was always at the forefront of the key issues of the day, whether it be ethics, education, a clean environment, public health or property tax reform.

“His passing is a tragic loss for our state, but his legacy of intelligent and classy leadership will not be forgotten. Every time we breathe clean air at a restaurant, for instance, we can thank John Adler. On behalf of the New Jersey General Assembly, I offer my prayers and condolences to Congressman Adler’s family and friends at their time of grief.”

More details to follow.