Constance “Mandy” Days-Chapman easily won a five-candidate Democratic primary for the open 4th ward seat on the Atlantic City Council.
Days-Chapman defeated Md Hossain Morshed, who had the backing of the local Democratic organization and the Callaway machine, 215 to 82, a 45%-17% margin.
Surajit “Milton” Chowdhury and Abuseed “Saeed” Asduha each received 76 votes. Rizwan Malik finished fifth with 32 votes.
Councilman William “Speedy” Marsh is not seeking re-election after sixteen years in office.
Days-Chapman is the daughter of prominent Rev. Collins Days and had the support of Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small.
She will face Republican Sean Reardon, who won a three-candidate Republican primary with 72%.
In the 6th Ward, where Republican Councilman Jesse Kurtz is seeking re-election, organization candidate Mohamed Sahed Ahmed lost the Democratic primary to John Exadaktilos, the owner of the Ducktown Tavern.
Exadaktilos won 206 to 159.
He will face Republican City Councilman Jesse Kurtz in the general election.