“I was deeply saddened to learn of Joe Leo’s recent passing. As the Former Middlesex County Republican Chairman, he was an exceptional leader. A staple in local Middlesex politics for over 50 years, Joe worked tirelessly to promote his deeply held principles and beliefs.
“Politics aside, Joe was also a dedicated public servant. As the local business administrator in Matawan and Old Bridge he continually strove to improve the quality of life for residents in both communities. Middlesex County has truly lost one of its finest citizens.
“Today, Mary Pat and I send our thoughts and condolences to his wife, Kathleen, and his entire family, and we pray they find strength in this extraordinarily difficult time.”