Monday, June 12, 2017

Mapp Wins PDCC Chairmanship Again

Members of the Plainfield Democratic City Committee re-elected Mayor Adrian O. Mapp Monday to serve as chairman for the next two years and selected other officers at their biennial reorganization.

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." He said Charlotte (DeFilippo) and (Ray) Lesniak "do not run this city, I will run this city." 

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.

8 comments:

  1. There was election tie for the committee seat in 1-3 but the committee voted and chose the manager of the infamous go-go bar on Richmond St. Cheers to One Plainfield.

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    2. Why was the other person missing so he could speak up for himself. You lost, so get over it and work to make Plainfield better.

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    3. Yeah you're correct the Manager of the infamous go-go bar. Received enough votes by committee to win his seat.

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    1. Trust Jerry Green as far as you can throw him, otherwise keep your eyes and ears open. His track record shows the need for caution.

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  4. I was there and he did say he would run the city.

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