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Confusing City Council Race

Today’s Press of Atlantic City features the latest curve ball in what has become the most confusing City Council election ballot in recent memory.   Emily Previti writes:

Rizwan Malik is a real estate investor who owns properties in Atlantic City, Ventnor and Egg Harbor City. But it’s unclear where he lives.

The 45-year-old registered to vote in 1997 at an Arctic Avenue address. Despite several neighbors and tenants’ assertions that he is a landlord and does not live there, he has insisted he still lives in a unit at 2419 Arctic Ave. and rents out the rest as well as all units in 2421 Arctic. He bought the structures in 2001 and 2003, respectively, according to property records.

His wife used an address on the beach block of Oxford Avenue in Ventnor when she registered to vote in 2004, the same year Malik bought the three-story, single-family house, according to voter registration and property records. Phone listings show him living there, too, at the same number for a sporting goods business he started in 1998, according to property records.

A Press of Atlantic City reporter encountered the conflicting information in trying to contact Malik for a candidate profile.

Malik declined to comment on who lives with him at the Arctic Avenue property he calls home.

I sat next to Mr. Malik and Scott Evans’s lady-friend during Mr. Evans’ selection as one of three Mayoral nominees to fill Bob Levy’s vacancy during the AC Democrat Committee meeting at the UAW Hall in Chelsea Heights.

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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.

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