Assemblyman Jerry Green, chairman of the Regular Democratic Organization of Union County, expects to be re-elected tomorrow, when municipal committees gather at the Gran Centurion in Clark for the county reorganization.
In comments to the group, Green declared a new political day by saying "the power is not in Elizabeth, it is right here in Plainfield."
Correction: I am told that Green said he would run the county and Mapp would run the city. My apologies to all.
DeFilippo, a Union County political broker for decades, died in February. Lesniak lost a bid for governor on June 6 in the final election of a four-decade political career.
Although in the past Green has not always supported Mapp and even attacked him, they ran and won on the same slate in the primary. Green told the committee, "Sometimes you have to put your differences on the side." and urged the city committee members, largely Mapp supporters, to "get behind your mayor."
The city committee also elected a roster of officers and ward leaders before adjourning.