Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman today released the following statement on Jerry Green, who passed away on Wednesday evening at the age of 79.

“I have known Jerry Green for a great number of years.  His passing creates a void that will be felt by all those he touched.  That list has thousands who may never have met Jerry in person but benefited from his great deeds.  He was a true champion of our Democratic values and he never held back in the hard fights.  I served with Jerry Green in the General Assembly and he was my Union County Democratic Chairman when I became a member of Congress, but he was my friend above all.  His passing is a great loss, but our memory of all he accomplished and all those he helped will not dissipate.  My family will say a prayer for his family today and we will never forget who he was, and all he did, moving forward.”