Governor Phil Murphy

Statement from Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy on the Passing of Former New Jersey First Lady Deborah Kean


“It is with great sadness that we today acknowledge the passing of First Lady Debby Kean. 

"Throughout Governor Kean’s administration, she remained a strong presence. Ever mindful of the inherent challenges of a sitting governor, First Lady Kean supported her husband and ensured he also focused on his most lasting legacy of personal family.

“We are keeping Governor Kean, a dear friend and mentor, in our family’s prayers at this time, as well as Tom, Jr., Alexandra, and Reed, and their families.”