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Camden City Councilman Vic Carstarphen . (Photo: Vic Carstarphen.)

Camden Dems back Carstarphen for mayor

By David Wildstein, April 03 2021 6:03 pm

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.

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