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Former Runnemede Mayor Ginny Betteridge. (Photo: Ann Marie Young).

Camden Democrats win re-election to two county commission seats

By Joey Fox and David Wildstein, November 08 2022 9:00 pm

The New Jersey Globe projects that Camden County voters re-elected two incumbent commissioners by a wide margin, extending the Democratic winning streak to 31 years.

Edward McDonnell, a retired public school teacher and principal who was first elected to the Board of Freeholders in 1995, won his tenth term.

Virginia Betteridge, who emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba as a child and later served as mayor of Runnemede, won her first three-year term; she was appointed county commissioner after veteran six-term incumbent Carmen Rodriguez covertly dropped her re-election bid to take a state job four days before she won the June primary.

The pair defeated Republicans Ian Gill and Joe Miller.

Editor’s note: actual election results will change between now and the certification of this election after provisional and late arriving vote-by-mail ballots are counted.

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