Booker Statement on the Passing of Senator Ronald Rice

Government and Politics

March 18, 2023

NEWARK, N.J. – Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) issued the following statement:

“Newark and New Jersey have lost a true champion, someone who fought for the people. Whatever titles he held, Senator Rice was a man who prided himself on his Newark roots and lived life in accordance with his values of fairness, equality, justice, and redemption.

“I will always treasure the many lessons I learned from him. So many of us are better leaders and citizens because of his service and his example. Few Newark leaders leave a legacy in public service as profound as his.

“My heart is heavy for his family and the countless people whom he touched. May we honor his life by rededicating ourselves to the fight for compassion, equality, and the ideals Senator Rice lived by.”