State Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa) issued the following statement on the death of longtime State Senator Gerald Cardinale:
“I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend and colleague Senator Gerald Cardinale. A veteran leader and distinguished statesman, Gerry dedicated a lifetime of service advocating for his constituents and bettering his community.
“I was always impressed with his preparedness and knowledge. Gerry dove into complicated issues and legislation. He was not just a fighter for the residents of the 39th Legislative District, but for all of New Jersey.
“My heart goes out to his wife, Carole, and their five children.”