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East Rutherford Councilman's Death Leaves Vacancy On Election Slate

East Rutherford Councilman George Perry
East Rutherford Councilman George Perry Photo Credit: Facebook

East Rutherford Councilman George Perry, 67, died of natural Wednesday morning during a bid for re-election, Mayor James Cassella announced.

The East Rutherford Republican County Committee will submit the names of three prospective nominees to fill his vacancy for the rest of his term, NorthJersey.com reports . Perry's death also leaves a vacancy ahead of the November election.

Perry was remembered by Cassella as a "dedicated servant" with the recreation department and then the Council.

Dozens of people left their condolences on social media, noting the longtime councilman was a "hardworking town man."

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