WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released the following statement on the passing of former New Jersey Congressman Bill Hughes:


“I am deeply saddened to learn of Representative Bill Hughes’ passing. He was a beloved public servant who, through his work in Congress and as an Ambassador, demonstrated pragmatism, civility, and above all else, love of country. The Jersey Shore is cleaner and our communities are safer because of Bill’s accomplishments during his two decades in Congress. His legacy not only lives on in Stockton University’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center, but also in his children, friends, and all who were privileged to know him. Bill was an extraordinary New Jerseyan, and he will be greatly missed.”