Chairman Sam Raia’s Statement on the Passing of John Whitman

July 3, 2015

Republican State Chairman Sam Raia issued the following statement on behalf of the New Jersey Republican State Committee regarding the passing of John Whitman:

“With heavy hearts, we wish to offer our condolences on the passing of John Whitman, devoted husband of Governor Christie Todd Whitman. John was a loving father and grandfather and successful industry leader who left an indelible mark on our state’s history. Living a life marked by milestone achievements and contributions to the greater good, John was responsible for keeping the New Jersey Devils from moving out of our state and heading up the private fundraising efforts to restore our Statehouse Dome. He will be sorely missed by family, friends, his community and our entire state. We will never forget his legacy and pray for comfort for the Whitman family as they reflect on fond memories of John.”