State Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Long Branch) issued the following statement on the death of longtime State Senator Gerald Cardinale:
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Senator Cardinale. For more than 50 years, he dedicated his time and efforts to public service. In addition, his commitment to Bergen County, his family and his love of fine wine was known to everyone who spoke to him. Sending love and prayers to his family during this difficult time.