The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the County of Union share our sentiments of sorrow and profound sadness in the passing of the Honorable Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver. As the first Black woman to serve as Assembly Speaker and Lieutenant Governor, we reflect on the remarkable impact she has left on our great state of New Jersey and the countless lives she touched throughout her illustrious career.
Lieutenant Governor Oliver was not only a trailblazer, but also an inspiration to all who had the privilege of witnessing her dedicated service to the people of New Jersey. Her passion for public service, her commitment to justice and equality, and her genuine concern for the welfare of New Jersey’s residents set her apart as a beacon of hope and progress in our community.
Throughout her tenure, Lieutenant Governor Oliver worked tirelessly to uplift the marginalized, advocate for the voiceless, and create a brighter, more inclusive future for all residents of our state. Her tireless efforts in areas such as affordable housing, education, and economic empowerment demonstrated her belief that every individual deserved a chance to thrive and achieve their dreams.
As we mourn the loss of an esteemed leader, we also take solace in knowing that her legacy will endure in the hearts and minds of those she served. Her dedication to public service will continue to inspire generations to come, encouraging them to follow in her footsteps and make a positive impact on the lives of others.
To the family and friends of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, we extend our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as we share in the grief of losing such an exceptional figure of our state.
May her memory be a blessing, and may her legacy continue to inspire us to work for a better, more inclusive society. Rest in peace, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver.