Early in his career, Gerald "Jerry" B. Green
worked for a major retail food chain in a management
position. For the last thirty years, he has been a
self-employed businessman and Business Consultant. Mr.
Green is on the Advisory Committee for Valley Nation Bank
in Wayne, New Jersey and sits on the Board of Directors of
the Business Partnership of Somerset County.
Family Life: Jerry is a lifetime resident of
Union County. He resides in Plainfield, New Jersey with
his wife, Wanda.
Experience: Jerry is currently serving
his eighth term in the New Jersey General Assembly. Due to
redistricting, he now serves in the 22nd
District, which includes Dunnellen, Middlesex, Green
Brook, North Plainfield, Clark, Fanwood, Linden,
Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains and Winfield.
the current legislative session, Mr. Green was the driving
force behind the decision by the Department of Health and
Senior Services to allow Muhlenberg Hospital to perform
emergency Angioplasty. Mr. Green’s efforts were
significant because Muhlenberg Hospital was not licensed
to perform any Cardiac surgery.
has been an active public servant for over twenty years.
He twice served as Freeholder for Union County in 1982-84
and 1989-91 and was the Chairman of the Freeholders Board
in 1990. 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. Jerry was one of the facilitators
responsible for bringing the Union County College campus
to Plainfield. He was one of the Key Sponsors of
legislature to provide assistance to victims affected by
Hurricane Floyd. In his years in the Assembly, Jerry has
served on the Assembly Housing, Transportation, Local
Government and Health Committees. Jerry is currently
Chairman of the Assembly Housing and Local Government
Committee. He also serves as an Assembly Deputy Speaker
and a member of the Assembly Health and Human Services
Committee during the 2004-2005 legislative session.
been in the forefront as a Legislator in the Assembly
dealing with environmental issues as well as “open
space.” NJPIRG Citizen Lobby, a non-partisan lobbyist
group, gave Assemblyman Green a score of 100% in dealing
with environmental issues in the state. On September 16,
2004 the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey
recognized Jerry as “Legislator of the Year” during
their annual conference in Atlantic City.
has been a prime sponsor of legislation dealing with
crimes that now affect suburban communities. He has worked
hard on behalf of the Seniors, bringing thousands of
dollars to the Districts to support Senior Citizen issues.
In addition to bringing additional funding to the
Districts to upgrade schools, he has worked to ensure that
our children are educated in a safe environment. Jerry
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. Jerry was one of the Key Sponsors of the bill
that required institutions of higher education to install
sprinkler systems in all dormitories.
Clubs and Organizations: Those less fortunate than himself have always
received Jerry’s attention. He served with the Salvation
Army, participated in numerous fundraising drives for
cancer and organizations dealing with diseases that affect
families. Jerry was the Honorary Walkamerica Chairman for
the Northern Jersey Chapter of the March of Dimes as well
as its Finance Committee/Membership Chairman.