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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