Statement on the Passing of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg

(TRENTON, NJ) – State Democratic Party Chairman John S. Wisniewski issued the following statement on learning of the death of U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg. “With the death of Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey has lost a powerful advocate of great integrity and the country has lost a person whose life embodied the American Dream. New Jersey’s loss is also a personal loss for his family and I wish to extend my condolences to his wife, his children and his grandchildren.” “Raised in poverty in Paterson, Frank Lautenberg served his country in World War II, returned to become a titan of American business with the founding of ADP and then began a second career of public service in the United States Senate. Throughout his life, he used his position to defend the powerless and to create opportunities for those that society too often left behind.” “It was in his work in the U.S. Senate on transportation issues that I truly came to know Senator Lautenberg. The Senator understood the value of our transportation network to New Jersey’s economy and quality of life and was dogged in his pursuit of transportation funds to improve and maintain our roadways and commuter rails. He understood that such infrastructure spending helped create jobs and bring people into the middle class. Senator Lautenberg was also a passionate voice in defense of our environment and against the scourge of gun violence in our country.” “New Jersey has lost a giant.”

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