In an Aug. 16, 2004 file photo state Sen. Alex DeCroce, R-Morris, is seen during a news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. DeCroce died Monday Jan. 9, 2012, died at the Statehouse on the final day of the current legislative session. (AP Photo/Brian Branch-Price/file)
January 26, 2012 7:10:53 AM PST
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. - January 26, 2012 --
Republicans have picked the widow of Assembly GOP leader Alex DeCroce to fill the seat left vacant by his sudden death.