MATTESON–(ENEWSPF)–October 5, 2016. Congresswoman Robin Kelly issued the following statement today in response to the passing of Former Rich Township Tax Assessor Shirley Green.
“Shirley Green will be remembered as a dedicated and caring community leader who made meaningful contributions to the south suburban region and worked to make our communities stronger. She was first elected to office in 1974, when very few women held elected office. Throughout her life, she worked tirelessly to encourage other women to enter politics. I enjoyed working with Shirley during my time as community affairs director for the Village of Matteson and as a state representative. She will be missed by many people who loved her and whose lives she touched in such a positive way. My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley’s family and many friends.”