Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Photos: Officials Dedicate Plaque in Memory of Raymond Durkin

Newark, New Jersey: Hundreds of politicians, government workers, and residents came to the Brendan Byrne Plaza at the Essex County Government Complex this afternoon as a bronze plaque was dedicated in honor of the late Raymond Durkin, an Essex County native who became the chairman of the New Jersey State Democratic Party. Durkin, who grew up in Newark's West Ward and later lived in Maplewood, passed away in December, 2014. The new plaque is located along a promenade outside of the Veterans Courthouse and Essex County Hall of Records.

Above: Local officials, including Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and former governor Jim McGreevey with members of the Durkin family, including Raymond Durkin's son, Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin 

Above and below: Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin, who is the son of the late Raymond Durkin

Above: Senator Teresa Ruiz, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., County Clerk Christopher Durkin, and Joan Codey Durkin

Above: County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

Above: Essex County Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones

Above: Evelyn Williams

Above: Senator Richard Codey

Above: Father Edwin J. Leahy 

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