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2009 Atlantic City Elections

   In the calm before the storm leading up to November’s Mayoral election, let us speculate as to 2009’s municipal elections.

   There will be both a mayoral and council at-large election in November, 2009.  Candidates have already expressed their intent on running for Mayor in 2009.  Marty Small and William Marsh have both said they will run.  G. Bruce Ward and Bob McDevitt are both positioning themselves for 09.  The winner of 08 will likely run for re-election.  The losers of 08 will likely run in 09.  David Tayoun and George Tibbitt are possible candidates.  Dominic Cappella cannot be counted out.  Simply speaking, there will be a lot of action between November of 08 and June of 09.

   There has been little to no talk of challengers for the councilmen at-large seats.  Councilman Eugene Robinson is most likely to run and Councilman John Schultz is less likely.    Who else will run for a seat?  Steve Young and Steve Layman are two possible at-large council candidates.  Both men are getting involved in city-wide citizen initiatives.  Both men have been involved in recent campaigns.  Mr. Layman is coming off of being Dominic Cappella’s campaign manager.  Mr. Young is a council aide, new talk show host, and National Action Network (Al Sharpton’s group) leader.  Besides their affiliations, both Mr. Layman and Mr. Young come off of recent defeats.  The Cappella campaign was strong but did not deliver votes and Mr. Young narrowly lost the Democrat committee chairmanship to Mr. McDevitt.

   I pose the question to you, “Who will run for city council at-large in 2009?”

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About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “2009 Atlantic City Elections

  1. Jesse, are you aware that Bret Schundler is running for Mayor of Jersey City again? Is that of any interest to you in your part of the state?

    http://www.politickernj.com/matt-friedman/22294/schundler-run-jersey-city-mayor

    Posted by David C. Innes | August 20, 2008, 1:54 pm
  2. Of course, we would love to have had him continue his good work at The King’s College, but as John McCain says, country comes first.

    Posted by David C. Innes | August 20, 2008, 1:55 pm

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