We are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver. Her passing leaves a significant void in our state's political landscape and in the hearts of many whose lives she touched through her dedicated public service.
Lieutenant Governor Oliver's impact on New Jersey was immeasurable. As the first Black female Assembly speaker and only the second Black woman in U.S. history to lead a state legislature, she was a trailblazer, symbolizing progress and empowerment for all. Her commitment to diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement has left a lasting mark on our state.
During this difficult time, let us come together as a community to extend our sincerest condolences to Lieutenant Governor Oliver's family, loved ones, and colleagues in the State of New Jersey. May we honor her memory following her example of service and compassion by working towards a more inclusive and caring society.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by her profound loss.
Executive Board of NJSSNA