It is with sadness that we announce the death of Former State Assemblyman George Richardson on Sept. 24, 2021. Former NJ Assemblyman George Richardson was a lifelong fighter for civil rights and the dignity of all people. He played an important role in the history of Newark and was essential to the rise of African American political representation in the city. Throughout his long career in politics, he was always a champion of building coalitions of diversity and always working to understand the needs and urgencies of even those who opposed him. He never faltered in his commitment to a strong politics of inclusion and compassion. As a father and a Grandfather George was the embodiment of kindness and good humor. His family remembers him for his "militant optimism" and his boundless energy in the effort to offer help and encouragement. His presence in our lives will be sorely missed.
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