Sen. Menendez Statement on the Passing of Raymond Durkin

Sen. Menendez Statement on the Passing of Raymond Durkin


NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today released the following statement on the passing of former New Jersey State and Essex County Democratic Party Chair Raymond Durkin:


"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Democratic State Party Chairman Raymond Durkin. He was a beloved and respected fixture in both New Jersey and Essex County politics, who inspired and mentored generations of leaders. I was proud to call Ray a friend, and while he will be sorely missed, his legacy of dedicated public service and advocacy on behalf of the people of Essex County and his community will live on. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to Ray’s wife, Joan Codey Durkin and their children, Chris, Tim, David, Raymond, Jr. and Maureen, during this difficult time."

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