Linda Carter Announces Candidacy for General Assembly in 22nd Legislative District 

Union County Chairman Nick Scutari, Middlesex County Chairman Kevin McCabe, Somerset County Chairwoman Peg Schaffer, 22nd District Assemblyman Kennedy, and Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp declare support for veteran Freeholder to succeed Jerry Green

(CLARK)  Union County Freeholder Linda Carter announced her candidacy today for member of the General Assembly in the 22nd Legislative District to fill the vacancy caused as a result of the passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green.

“Like everyone else, I was incredibly saddened by Jerry’s passing,” stated Carter. “As my longtime friend and mentor, I saw Jerry fight for everyday people who felt their voices were never heard. If I’m fortunate enough to succeed him, I am eager to continue that fight in the General Assembly.”

The communities comprising the 22nd legislative district include Clark, Dunellen, Fanwood, Green Brook, Linden, Middlesex, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains, and Winfield. A convention comprised of Democratic county committee members from those communities will take place on Tuesday, May 15th in Scotch Plains to fill the vacancy.

Upon her announcement, several prominent Democratic leaders throughout the 22nd Legislative District offered their endorsement and support.

“Linda’s been a tremendous public servant for over fifteen years, both as a local elected official in Plainfield and as a Union County Freeholder,” stated Union County Democratic Chairman and 22nd Legislative District Senator Nick Scutari. “She’s got the perfect combination of experience and talent, and I look forward to working with her.”

“Now more than ever, New Jersey taxpayers need leaders who will put the interests of working families first,” stated Middlesex County Democratic Committee Chairman Kevin McCabe. “Linda has been a tenacious advocate for residents in Union County, and we are honored to offer her our support at the May 15th convention.”

“Linda Carter is more than an experienced public official –  she’s a longtime community activist and public school teacher who will do a great job representing Somerset County families in the General Assembly,” said Somerset County Democratic Chairwoman Peg Schaffer. “I’m proud to offer my endorsement.”

“I was honored to partner with Jerry Green in the Assembly, and I believe Linda Carter will do a terrific job in representing the 22nd District in Trenton,” said Assemblyman Jim Kennedy. “I’m happy to support her.” 

“Linda has been one of my most important partners in Plainfield,” stated Mayor Adrian Mapp. “She is an energetic and passionate public servant who has served for seven years as a Plainfield councilwoman and then for the last eight as a Freeholder. I’ve seen firsthand the commitment she brings to helping our residents. She will be a powerful voice for Plainfield families in the General Assembly.”

Gerald B. Green
1939 – 2018
Union County Democrats mourn loss of former County Chairman and 22nd District Assemblyman Jerry Green
Long-time friend and party leader remembered for investing in Suburban victories and being a statewide leader in fight for affordable housing
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Union County College Foundation’s Close the Gap campaign.
This program provides financial assistance to accelerate the pace of student success for African American students at Union County College.  You can send your donations to:  the Union County College Foundation at 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016.  You can also make your donation online at  Please indicate that this donation is made in memory of Assemblyman Jerry Green.

Union County Democratic Committee Chairman and 22nd District Senator Nick Scutari released the following statement regarding the memorial for Assemblyman Jerry Green:

I personally wish to thank the hundreds of friends, colleagues, and constituents of Jerry Green who have contacted us recently to express their sorrow at his recent passing. Jerry truly touched so many lives, and it’s incredible to witness this nearly constant outpouring of support. As it states in Jerry’s obituary, his family has arranged for private services. At the moment, we are planning a public memorial befitting a person such as my friend Jerry Green.

I would encourage those who knew him best and wish to come together to memorialize such a terrific life, to do so at that venue. Once those arrangements are finalized, we will of course make them public. In the meantime, feel free to keep contacting us and if you’d like to see Jerry’s obituary, you can do so by clicking here:

Union County Democratic Committee Chairman and 22nd District Senator Nick Scutari released the following statement regarding the passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green:
Today, I join with many across Union County and New Jersey in mourning the passing of my friend, Jerry Green. He was so much more than just a colleague and mentor to succeeding generations of politicians – he was a true gentleman legislator who should be remembered for championing progressive policies aimed at helping those in need. As the Chairman of the Housing Committee, he proved himself as a strong and fair statewide leader in the fight for affordable housing, often siding with those who felt their voices are never heard. As Chairman of the UCDC, he prided himself on working closely with all the municipal leaders as well as those at the countywide and state level. He was perhaps the first to see the potential for Democratic victories in places like Summit, Westfield, Springfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Berkeley Heights, and so many more.
I’ve known Jerry for a very long time. He was a Union County Freeholder, my predecessor as county chairman, and a respected member of leadership in Trenton. He was also a very private individual, but fiercely loyal to his friends. Jerry was a star athlete who passed on college
e to get trained and certified as a union-shop butcher. He went on to open his own businesses, including a popular tavern, as well as manage residential properties. And even though those seeking the highest offices would come to him for advice and counsel, he never forgot what was most important to him – his family, and the pride he had in them. I will miss him and am proud to say I was his friend.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his beloved wife, Wanda, and the entire Green family.

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