The Atlantic City Democratic Committee has endorsed Pamela Thomas-Fields as their candidate for mayor in the June primary election.
It’s not clear whether the primary will happen.
Voters will decide on a referendum to change Atlantic City’s form of government on May 12. If it passes, the issue of a primary could be moot.
Even more bewildering: if voters approve or reject the referendum by a narrow margin and the results wind up in court, it’s possible that vote-by-mail ballots will be cast before there’s a final decision on whether there is an office to run for.
Thomas-Fields is set to challenge interim mayor Marty Small, who was appointed last year following the arrest and resignation of mayor Frank Gilliam.
“Pam is the most qualified candidate for mayor. She sees everyone as an important individual in the community,” said the municipal chair, Gwendolyn Lewis. “She is the voice of our community and will support our diversities to shape the next Atlantic City.”