Activist Democrats are backing candidates for Cherry Hill mayor, council and 35 of the town’s county committee seats.
Susan Druckenbrod will run for mayor under the slogan “Democrats of Camden County.” Druckenbrod, an English second language teacher, unsuccessfully ran for Cherry Hill fire commissioner last year.
For council, the activists will run Scott Soffen and first-time candidates JiYoung Min and Nathaniel DiMarino.
Soffen unsuccessfully ran for council in 2017.
The slate is part of a push by activist Democrats to reduce the influence of Camden County’s Democratic machine. In that sense, it’s an attempt to have voters rebuke the political influence of power broker George Norcross.
Activist Democrats are also fielding Assembly candidates in the fifth and sixth legislative districts.
In the fifth, they’re backing Theodore Johnson. In the Sixth, progressive Democrats Julian Jordan and Dani Moss-Velasco are making Assembly bids.