(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Jerry Green will continue in his role as Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore, having received the approval of the incoming Assembly Democratic caucus on Monday.
“Assemblyman Green has years of experience as a public servant, which makes him an ideal candidate for this leadership role,” said Speaker-Elect Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “I am confident that he will fulfill his role with the same dedication he has served the people in his district and the state.”
The Speaker Pro Tempore presides over the General Assembly in the temporary absence of the Speaker. While presiding, the Speaker Pro Tempore exercises the powers and assumes the duties of the Assembly Speaker. Green will serve his sixth term in the position.
“I am honored that my colleagues have once again put their trust in me to serve in this leadership capacity,” said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). “My purpose from day one as an elected official has been to push policies that make life better for our residents. I will continue to work with my fellow legislators on both sides of the aisle to serve the people of this great state.”
First elected to the Assembly in November 1991, Green serves as chair of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and is a member of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Green served as a Union County freeholder from 1982 to 1984 and from 1989 to 1991. He served as Union County freeholder chair in 1990.
Green also is a self-employed businessman and business consultant.