State Superior Court Judge Peter Barnes III, a former member of both the state Senate and Assembly, died Monday night at age 64.
The longtime Edison resident died after an illness not related to COVID-19, the Senate Democratic Office said.
Barnes, a Democrat, represented Middlesex County’s 18th legislative district in the New Jersey Legislature for nearly a decade, serving in the Assembly from 2007-14 and then the Senate from 2014-16.
He left the Senate after Gov. Chris Christie nominated him to serve as a Superior Court judge in 2016.
Gov. Phil Murphy said Barnes, the son of the late former