Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Michael Suleiman is calling on Frank Gilliam to resign as mayor of Atlantic City following his guilty plea on charges that she stole $87,000 from a children’s basketball league.
“In many respects, Atlantic City is turning the corner. Unfortunately, incidents like today perpetuate a negative stigma about one of New Jersey’s greatest cities,” Suleiman said. “Mayor Gilliam has betrayed the public’s trust and needs to resign immediately so we can continue to move Atlantic City forward.”
Council President Marty Small would become Acting Mayor if Gilliam steps down. Then the city’s Democratic County Committee would submit three names to the City Council to pick a replacement, who will serve until a November 2020 special election.
Small is expected to get the post.