(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement on the passing of longtime colleague and friend Jerry Green:
“In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life.” These words were personified in the hard work and steadfast devotion to public service of legislator Assemblyman Jerry Green.
“A true political servant who taught us all that the most important thing we must remember as legislative representatives is where we came from and the constituents we serve. Jerry will truly be missed on the Assembly floor and in caucus.
“My family and I extend our sincere condolences to his wife, family, and friends. Our prayers are with you today.”