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The Races:

District 20
State Senate
- Linda Gagliano (R)
- Ray Lesniak (D)
General Assembly
- Neil Cohen (D)
- Joseph Cryan (D)
District 21
State Senate
- Tom Kean Jr. (R)
- Gina Genovese (D)
General Assembly
- Jon Bramnick (R)
- Eric Munoz (R)
- Norman Albert (D)
- Bruce Bergen (D)
- Ryan Reyes (G)
- George DeCarlo (G)
District 22
State Senate
- Rose McConnell (R)
- Nicholas Scutari (D)
General Assembly
- Bryan DesRochers (R)
- Robert Gatto (R)
- Jerry Green (D)
- Linda Stender (D)
County Freeholders
- Patricia Quattrocchi (R)
- John Russitano Jr. (R)
- Robert Reilly (R)
- Daniel Sullivan (D)
- Bette Jane Kowalski (D)
- Rayland Van Blake (D)
- Adrian Mapp
- Becky McHugh
- George O'Grady
County Sheriff
- Peter Lijoii (R)
- Ralph Froehlich (D)
- Charles Mitchell Sr.
Westfield Council
First Ward
- Frank Arena (R)
- Ross Katz (D)
Second Ward
- Jo Ann Neylan (R)
- Bruce Regenstreich (D)
Third Ward
- Mark Ciarrocca (R)
- Matt Sontz (D)
Fourth Ward
- James Foerst (R)
- Lenore Scurry (D)
Fanwood Mayor
- Colleen Mahr (D)
Fanwood Council
- Anthony Parenti (R)
- Joel Stroz (R)
- Katherine Mitchell (D)
- William Populus (D)
Garwood Council
- Anthony Sytko (R)
- Dennis Clark (R)
- Charles Lombardo (D)
- Stephen Napolitano (D)
Mountainside Mayor
- Robert Viglianti (R)
Mountainside Council
- Glenn Mortimer (R)
- Jeffrey Wass (R)
goleader.com Election Coverage 2007 
District 22: General Assembly
Jerry Green
Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Info
Telephone: (908) 561-5757
E-mail: asmgreen@njleg.org

Candidate Information

Professional Background: 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.

Government 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.

During 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.

Jerry 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.

Jerry has 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.

Jerry 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.

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