Camden City Democrats have endorsed Vic Carstarphen as their candidate for mayor in the June 2021 Democratic primary and picked Nohemi Soria- Pérez as a city council candidate.
Carstarphen, a local basketball legend, will replace incumbent Frank Moran, who is resigning at the end of the month and not seeking re-election.
“With the party’s support, we will earn the confidence of Camden voters by putting forth a unified platform that lifts all of our residents and will continue to help Camden move forward,” Carstarphen said. “As a son of this city, it has given me so much and is the reason I am the person I am today. As a candidate for Mayor, I promise to go above and beyond to ensure the city is a place for all residents to succeed and thrive.”
Soria- Pérez, the chief of staff to State Sen. Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Barrington), will replace Councilman Curtis Jenkins, who is not seeking re-election.
If she wins, Soria- Pérez would become the first Mexican American to serve on the Camden City Council. She’ll run on a slate with incumbents Angel Fuentes and Sheila Davis.
Jenkins will serve as acting mayor after Moran’s resignation.