Governor Phil Murphy

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Former State Senator Jeremiah O'Connor


“Jeremiah O’Connor was a rarity in New Jersey politics – an official who put serving at the local and county level, where he believed government had its greatest impact on the people it serves, over serving in the State House. He also believed in the power of generational politics. He was a leader who came to politics in the Kennedy Era, and went on to sponsor the state law that gave 18-year-olds the right to vote. He leaves a strong legacy of service that is shared across his family. We thank him for his years of service to the people of Bergen County and New Jersey, and our thoughts and prayers are with Terri and their children.”