PLAINFIELD, NJ - Council President Joylette Mills-Ransome, on behalf of the Plainfield City Council, presented a resolution marking the one-year anniversary of the passing of the late Assemblyman Gerald B. Green at Monday's regular council meeting.  His son, Sheldon Green, was on hand to receive the resolution.

Assemblyman Green was the longest serving assembly member in New Jersey, representing the 22nd legislative district. 

The resolution cites Green's accomplishments in Plainfield, in Union County, and across the state, and it pays tribute to "a true giant in the state of New Jersey."

Sign Up for E-News

 

Sheldon Green thanked the mayor and the council for recognizing the work of his father.  He said one of the biggest issues the assemblyman pushed for was expungement, and he said he hoped dollars that come into the community from marijuana legislation will be used for mental health care.

Listen to his remarks here:

 

RELATED: Measure to Rename a Part of Route 27 “Jerry Green Memorial Highway” Signed into Law

VIDEO: Dedication of Plainfield's Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza Brings Out Top NJ Politicians

 

TAPintoPlainfield.net is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.