During Governor Phil Murphy’s absence from the country for holiday, New Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, aged 71, tragically passed down due to an unknown medical condition.
When Governor Phil Murphy left the state to celebrate his holiday in Europe on July 28, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver stepped in to handle his liabilities.
Still, the cause of Oliver’s death has not been bared. In a statement released by her family a many days latterly, they blazoned the heartbreaking news of her end, saying,” With profound sadness and heavy hearts, we advertise the demise of our cherished Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Jersey, Honorable SheilaY. Oliver She wasn’t just a reputed public menial but also our dear son, family, aunt, friend, and idol.”
Governor Murphy mentioned in a statement that choosing Oliver as his handling mate in 2017 was the” stylish decision” he’d ever made. Oliver brought a unique and inestimable perspective to our public policy conversations and worked as an alleviation for millions of women and girls, especially youthful women of color.
According to the New Jersey State Constitution’s guidelines, in this situation, the President of the State Senate, Nik Scurtari, will serve as the Acting Governor until Murphy returns from his holiday in Italy.
As Acting Governor, Scurtari, a Democrat, will retain all the same powers as the traditional Governor. It’s a woeful loss for the state of New Jersey, and Sheila Oliver’s benefactions as Lieutenant Governor will be flashed back and cherished by numerous. May her soul rest in peace.