David Dinkins was a role model for African American political leaders throughout the country as the first Black mayor of New York City and I always found him to be a great inspiration and a tremendous public servant. I had the honor of meeting Mayor Dinkins on a number of occasions and he was a kind, decent and thoughtful man who made tremendous progress in his time as mayor, helping usher in a new era for the greatest city in the world. On behalf of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, I offer my condolences to his family and my hopes that Mayor Dinkins’ legacy as a groundbreaking political leader will continue to live on.