TRENTON, NJ  – The New Jersey General Assembly approved legislation, 77-0, Thursday sponsored by Jamel C. Holley, Linda Carter, James Kennedy and Annette Quijano to designate the portion of the State Highway Route 27 in Union County as “Jerry Green Memorial Highway” in honor of the life-long career in public service of the Assemblyman who represented Legislative District 22 for 16 years.

Speaker Pro Tempore Green was the longest serving Assemblyman of the current New Jersey General Assembly.

“Jerry dedicated every waking moment of his life to serving his community, Union County and the people of New Jersey,” said Holley (D-Union). “He was a mentor, friend and inspiration to many, including myself.”

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“It was an honor to know Jerry,” said Carter (D-Union), who was selected to fill Assembly Green’s seat. “His career dedication to improving the lives of his fellow New Jerseyans was admirable and inspiring. Given the number of properties he owned along this route and his commitment to the residents of Union County, naming this part of Route 27 would be a fitting tribute to his legacy.”

“Jerry was a good man and outstanding public servant,” said Kennedy (D-Middlesex, Somerset, Union). “His legacy will live on in the people he has helped in his community and throughout the state. This designation is a way to remember all he has accomplished for the people of New Jersey.”