Moving On with Jerry
That's how Assemblyman Jerry Green started a Nov. 5 blog post on Jerry Green's Page, only to say in the next paragraph, "I believe the strategy of the Republican Party was to make the suburban communities feel that I care only about Plainfield. "
This page has three links, one to his "virtual district office," one to his legislative page and one to Plainfield's official site. Never mind the 10 other municipalities in the 22nd District.
It kind of makes one wonder whether it is those nefarious Republicans or the Assemblyman himself who creates the feeling that he favors one part of his constituency over the rest of it.
The first sentence also brings up the question of whether he intends to represent everybody living in the district, even if they did not support him or failed to make their way to the polls. Certainly this Plainfielder has felt that his personal attacks on me, assigning motives and labeling me a Republican even though I am a registered Democrat, leave me without representation.
Green, 70, now has two more years to serve the people of the 22nd District and presumably four more years to mentor his protege, Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs. His chairmanship of the Plainfield Democratic Party is also secured through June 2011. He has the power in the district and the city to set a new direction. It remains for him to spell out what he means when he says, "Let's move on."