CLARK, NJ - Union County Freeholder Linda Carter announced her candidacy on Thursday for member of the General Assembly in the 22nd Legislative District to fill the vacancy caused as a result of the passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green

Prominent supporters include Union County Chairman Nick Scutari, 22nd District Assemblyman Kennedy, and Plainfield's Mayor Adrian Mapp.

“Like everyone else, I was incredibly saddened by Jerry’s passing,” stated Carter. “As my longtime friend and mentor, I saw Jerry fight for everyday people who felt their voices were never heard. If I’m fortunate enough to succeed him, I am eager to continue that fight in the General Assembly.”

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The communities comprising the 22nd legislative district include Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Clark, Dunellen, Green Brook, Linden, Middlesex, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Rahway, and Winfield. A convention comprised of Democratic county committee members from those communities will take place on Tuesday, May 15, in Scotch Plains to fill the vacancy.

“Linda’s been a tremendous public servant for over 15 years, both as a local elected official in Plainfield and as a Union County Freeholder,” stated Union County Democratic Chairman and 22nd District Senator Nick Scutari. “She’s got the perfect combination of experience and talent, and I look forward to working with her.”

“I was honored to partner with Jerry Green in the Assembly, and I believe Linda Carter will do a terrific job in representing the 22nd District in Trenton,” said Assemblyman Jim Kennedy. “I’m happy to support her.”  

“Linda has been one of my most important partners in Plainfield,” stated Mayor Adrian Mapp. “She is an energetic and passionate public servant who has served for seven years as a Plainfield councilwoman and then for the last eight as a Freeholder. I’ve seen firsthand the commitment she brings to helping our residents. She will be a powerful voice for Plainfield families in the General Assembly.”