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Assemblyman Arthur Barclay (D-Camden). Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Barclay resigns after arrest on assault charges

Democrats will fill his 5th district Assembly seat

By David Wildstein, June 20 2018 4:00 pm

Assemblyman Arthur Barclay (D-Camden) has submitted his letter of resignation from the State Assembly.

He was arrested on domestic violence charges on June 7.  Party leaders told him to resign on Monday, following a New Jersey Globe report of his arrest.  Barclay’s resignation as delayed after it took officials two days to get him to sign and submit a former letter.

Democratic county committee members from the 5th legislative district in Camden and Gloucester counties must now hold a special election convention to fill his seat.

Since the resignation letter was dated June 18 but not submitted until today, it is unclear when the clock starts — either June 24 or June 26.  That is only important if Assembly Democrats need that vote to pass a state budget — or override a gubernatorial veto.

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