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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Freeholder Linda Carter tapped to fill Assemblyman Jerry Green's seat

Freeholder Linda Carter will take up the Assembly
seat left vacant by the death of Jerry Green.


Municipal committee members of the towns in Legisltive District 22 met in a special convention Saturday morning (May 19) at the Scotch Plains-FAnwood High School.

The only item of business was to select a person to fill the vacancy left by the death on April 18 of longtime Plainfield Assemblyman Jerry Green.

Plainfield's Linda Carter, currently serving as a Union County Freeholder was the only name put in nomination.

Carter expects to be sworn in as a member of the lower house when the Assembly next meets on May 24.

She will serve in the vacancy until the November general election, at which time the voters will fill the vacancy for the remainder of Green's term.

Once Carter resigns the Freeholder seat, it will become vacant and will need to be filled by a vote of a special convention of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Linda began her career in public service as a Councilor under the late mayor Al McWilliams and has served eight years on the Freeholder board.

Congratulations to our hometown Wonder Woman!

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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