“The sudden passing of Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce is a great and profound loss for New Jersey. Republican Leader DeCroce was a gentleman who was well liked and respected by all who were fortunate to know him.
“He was a mentor for all women who wanted to serve in elected office, including to me when I ran for sheriff and again as I ran for lieutenant governor.
“His disarming smile, his compassion and his dedication to the people of Morris County and the entire state will be sorely missed.
“Alex, his wife Betty Lou, and his entire family are in my thoughts.”