Councilwoman Sharon Hughes passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 25, at the Christiana Hospital. The two-term council member representing District 2 was 68.
"Linda and I are in shock and devastated by the loss of our friend Sharon. She was a humble and committed public servant and respected throughout Newark," said Mayor Jerry Clifton. "I am honored to have served with her and know she will be terribly missed. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Sharon's family during their time of mourning."
Councilwoman Hughes was first elected to office in April 2019 and won her second election last April.
The City will share funeral arrangements once finalized by the family.