Jerry Green (politician)

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Jerry Green
Speaker Pro Tempore of the New Jersey General Assembly
Assumed office
January 8, 2008
Leader Joseph J. Roberts, Sheila Oliver, Vincent Prieto
Preceded by Wilfredo Caraballo
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 22nd district
Assumed office
January 8, 2002
Serving with James Kennedy
Preceded by Thomas Kean, Jr.
Richard Bagger
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 17th district
In office
January 14, 1992 – January 8, 2002
Serving with Bob Smith
Preceded by David C. Schwartz
Succeeded by Upendra J. Chivukula
Joseph V. Egan
Personal details
Born (1939-04-16) April 16, 1939 (age 77)
Roselle, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Wanda
Residence Plainfield, New Jersey
Website Assembly Democrats bio

Gerald B. "Jerry" Green (born April 16, 1939) is an American Democratic politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1992, where he represents the 22nd Legislative District (since 2002) and represented the 17th Legislative District (prior to 2002).

Green has served as the Assembly's Speaker Pro Tempore since 2008. He was Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore from 2004–2007 and was the Deputy Speaker from 2002-2003. Green serves in the Assembly on the Housing and Local Government (as Chair) and on the Health and Senior Services Committee. He is also a member of the Joint Committee on Housing Affordability.[1] He is currently the longest-serving Assemblymember in New Jersey, succeeding John E. Rooney.[citation needed]

Assemblyman Green served on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1989–1991 and from 1982–1984, serving as the Board's Chair in 1990.[1] He served on the Union County Planning Board, the Parks & Recreation Committee, and Human Services and Economic Development. He also served on the Union County Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, the Private Industry Council, the Union County Municipal Utilities Authority, and is an honorary member of the Union County Police Chiefs Association. Green was one of the facilitators responsible for bringing the Union County College campus to Plainfield. Green has been the chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee since 2013 having replaced Charlotte DeFilippo.[2][3]

Assemblyman Green played a key role in returning Plainfield to an Abbott District status which has brought over $12 million per year to the district to educate the children and close to $200 million in construction dollars to renovate and build new schools. Green was one of the key sponsors of the bill that required institutions of higher education to install sprinklers in all dormitories.

Green was born in Roselle and is now a resident of Plainfield.[4][5]

District 22[edit]

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 22nd District for the 2014-2015 Legislative Session are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Assemblyman Green's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 14, 2008.
  2. ^ "Plainfield's Jerry Green elected as Union County Democratic Committee Chairman". Independent Press (NJ.com). June 17, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Haydon, Tom (June 11, 2015). "Assemblyman Jerry Green re-elected chair of Union County Dems". NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey - Two Hundred and Eleventh Legislature (First Session) (PDF). Skinder-Strauss Associates. 2004. p. 273. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ Assembly Member Gerald B. 'Jerry' Green, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 14, 2007.

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Thomas Kean, Jr.
Richard Bagger
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 22nd District
January 8, 2002 – present
With: Linda Stender, James Kennedy
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
David C. Schwartz
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 17th District
January 14, 1992 – January 8, 2002
With: Bob Smith
Succeeded by
Upendra J. Chivukula
Joseph V. Egan
Political offices
Preceded by
Wilfredo Caraballo
Speaker Pro Tempore of the New Jersey General Assembly
January 8, 2008 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent