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Thomas-Fields endorses Kennedy

Calloway-backed Atlantic City mayoral candidate gets behind Calloway-backed House candidate

By Nikita Biryukov, May 12 2020 2:46 pm

Atlantic City mayoral candidate Pamela Thomas-Fields endorsed Amy Kennedy’s House campaign Saturday.

“Amy Kennedy is our hometown girl,” Thomas-Fields said. “Not only does she believe in South Jersey, but she is South Jersey, through and through. Her strong stance on mental health, her experience in education and her first-hand knowledge of our economy are some of the most important points of her campaign. Amy Kennedy is the obvious choice for South Jersey.”

Both Kennedy and Thomas-Fields have the backing of Atlantic City powerbroker Craig Calloway and the city’s Democratic Municipal Committee, which is helmed by the Calloway family.

It’s possible that Atlantic City won’t have mayoral elections by the time primary day hits in July.

Today is the last day for city residents to vote on a change-of-government referendum that, if passed, would replace the mayor with a council-appointed city manager and cut down the number of council members from nine to five.

Thomas-Fields is challenging interim-Mayor Marty Small, who was appointed to his seat last year after Mayor Frank Gilliam resigned after being arrested for embezzling $87,000 from a youth basketball league he founded and using the money for personal expenses.

Gilliam pled guilty to those charges.

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