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
(LINDEN) Today, 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.
Message from Chairman Nick Scutari
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I want to thank former Chairman Jerry Green for his years of service to the Union County Democratic Committee, and for his ongoing friendship and support. I also want to thank the committee members who came out and voted in our chairman election on February 21st. Our mutual commitment to a strong and inclusive Democratic Party in Union County is unquestionable.
We have made impressive gains and built a strong record of success here in Union County, but make no mistake – we are only beginning. 2018 is upon us, and our goal this year is clear. We will re-elect – and elect – Democrats to federal offices, maintain our countywide Democratic control, and invest in key municipal and local races that will help us build our Party.
It all starts with you and your willingness to share your time, energy, and dedication to our campaigns. In the coming weeks and months, I hope you will reach out to us and join us on this critical campaign.
Congratulations to our victorious 2017 Democratic Team
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