Assemblyman Jerry Green will continue in his role as Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore, having received the approval of the incoming Assembly Democratic caucus on Thursday.
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto noted Green’s commitment to serving New Jersey, demonstrated over more than two decades in the Assembly, in declaring that Green is most qualified for the position.
“The skills and understanding of the issues that Jerry Green has garnered through his experience both as a public servant and as a businessman make him the undisputed best selection for this leadership role,” said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). “I look forward to working with Jerry as we continue seeking new ways to improve New Jersey.”
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 fifth term in the position.
“I am honored that my colleagues selected me to continue serving the Assembly in this leadership capacity,” said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). “My goal, as it has been since I first took office, is to keep listening to the people of New Jersey and working with my fellow legislators to bring positive change to the state.”
First elected to the Assembly in November 1991, Green serves as chair of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and as a member of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee in addition to his leadership post.
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.