U.S. Senator Bob Menendez made the following statement on the death of former Governor Jim Florio:
“I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Governor Jim Florio, who was a tremendous leader in our state and in the Democratic Party. From his time in the State Legislature to Congressman and then Governor, he led with intellect, passion, and dedication for New Jersey’s working families.
“His work on issues ranging from education, transportation, and the environment has had meaningful impacts on families and communities across the nation. And it’s because of his Superfund Law, which he authored as a Congressman, that we are able to clean up hazardous waste sites here in New Jersey and throughout America.
“I appreciate the many years that I had the privilege to work alongside Governor Florio. And I know because of his decades of public service, New Jerseyans and Americans will benefit for generations to come. My prayers and condolences are with the entire Florio family during this difficult time.”