In Camden, Moran Done; Carstarphen to get the Organization Nod


Camden Mayor Frank Moran is resigning, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.

From the report:

Camden mayor Frank Moran is planning to resign, according to three sources familiar with the situation, and is expected to announce he will leave the job at the end of next month instead of seeking reelection.

Moran, 52, will cite health reasons in stepping down, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter. It’s unclear if he will cite a specific health matter. Moran and a spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

The organization already has a preference for Moran’s successor.

Declaring Camden to be on the rise thanks to “the decades of leadership” provided by Moran, today Camden County Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson and Camden City Councilman At-Large Angel Fuentes offered praise for Moran on the announcement that Moran will not seek re-election this year due to health concerns. Sheriff Wilson and Councilman Fuentes also offered their enthusiastic support for Ward 2 City Councilman Vic Carstarphen to run for Mayor and called on the entire Camden City Democratic Committee to join them in their endorsement.

“Mayor Moran has been at the forefront of Camden’s many recent successes — from our groundbreaking community policing reforms praised by President Barack Obama and the amazing turnaround of our school system to luring major companies to relocate to the City and employee local residents,” said Councilman-At-Large Fuentes. “We owe a debt of gratitude to Mayor Frank Moran for his dedicated service to the City and wish him all the best.”


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