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Former Woodbury Councilman Ted Johnson

Judge tosses Assembly candidate in 5th district

Ted Johnson won’t be on the ballot against Spearman, Moen

By David Wildstein, April 08 2019 9:27 pm

An administrative law judge today knocked Woodbury councilman Theodore Johnson, Jr. off the ballot for State Assembly in the 5th district, leaving incumbent William Spearman (D-Camden) and William Moen unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary.

Running on the “Democrats of Camden County” and “Progressive Democrats of Gloucester County” lines, Johnson fell twelve signatures short of the 100 registered Democrats needed to be on the ballot.

Johnson was elected to the Woodbury Board of Education in 2011 at age 18.  Three months later, he had a fight with another 18-year-old over a girl wand was arrested on assault charges.  The charges were eventually dropped.

He was appointed to fill a vacancy on the city council in 2014

Spearman, a former Camden city councilman, won a 2018 special election convention after Arthur Barclay (D-Camden) resigned following his arrest on domestic violence charges.   Moen, a former Camden County freeholder and South Jersey director on Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate staff, is seeking the open seat created by the retirement of Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones (D-Barrington).

Republicans Nicholas Kush and Kevin Ehret are unopposed in the Republican primary.

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  1. Hey this Is Ted Johnson the person your Writing about. Just wanted to correct something it’s not former it’s current councilman as I am still serving. Secondly yes I have been arrested when I was 18 but I have done a lot of amazing things since that point of time now 26. Please feel free to reach out.

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