The Phil Thigpen Family a short time ago issued a statement on the death of the chairman of the Essex County Democratic Committee.
“To the general public, Phil Thigpen was a political and government leader with perseverance who stopped at nothing to overcome racial boundaries and do what was best for the constituents who he represented. To his family, Phil Thigpen was a devoted husband and adoring father and grandfather who supported us with his limitless caring and love. We appreciate the outpouring of sympathy from the community during this difficult time and know that Phil would have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of people who have shared their condolences.”
Tonight’s chairman’s banquet scheduled for 6 p.m. at Mayfair Farms has been postponed.