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State Sen. Jim Beach at a committee meeting held in the Cellar of the Amalthea Winery in Atco. (hoto By Nikita Biryukov

Beach easily wins re-election as Camden Dem chairman

Collingswood nominated Druckenbrod to challenge incumbent

By David Wildstein, June 12 2019 11:01 am

State Sen. James Beach (D-Voorhees) was re-elected Camden County Democratic chairman on Tuesday evening, easily beating back a symbolic challenge from Susan Druckenbrod.

Druckenbrod, who won 19% of the vote in her bid for the Democratic mayoral nomination in Cherry Hill last week, was nominated by newly-elected Collingswood Democratic Municipal Chair Kate Delany.

A slate of progressive Democrats swept all sixteen county committee seats in Collingswood – the Montclair of the South – giving Delany the chance to place Druckenbrod’s name in nomination.

“We recently won the primary in our borough after running a campaign focused on accountability, transparency, and independent, engaged representation,” Delany said. “Our constituents sent us here with a mandate to advocate for those values while serving on this Committee.”

By nominating Druckenrod, Collingswood forced a roll call vote instead of a voice vote.

While the vote tally was not immediately available, there is no evidence that Druckenbrod took any votes from Beach outside of Collingswood.

“It’s an honor and privilege to continue to lead this organization and work on behalf of our party here in Camden County,” Beach said. “This last election cycle made it clear that with our progressive values, diversity, and principles, we continue to represent the vast majority of committee members and residents on the issues that matter most to them.”

Beach was nominated by Camden Mayor Frank Moran.

“The Camden County Democratic Committee once again demonstrated its resolve to move the county forward in a positive and progressive direction,” said Beach, the state senator from the 6th district.

Delany said her wing of the Camden Democratic party – still outnumbered by a 20-1 margin – will keep trying to take over the county organization.

“This is our first step towards acting as a unified progressive team on our campaign promise of fair and open representation,” said Delany.

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