The following is a statement from Atlantic County Republican Chairman Keith Davis on the passing of former Surrogate Jan Mathis:
?The Atlantic County Republican family is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of former Surrogate Jan Mathis. As the first woman to serve as Judge of the Atlantic County Surrogate Court, Jan paved the way for future generations of women not only to sit on the bench, but to seek office at every level of government. During her tenure, Surrogate Mathis served the people of Atlantic County with honor and integrity. Her legacy is one all public servants should strive to emulate. The people of Atlantic County deserve nothing less.?