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Northfield Councilwoman Susan M. Korngut announced her candidacy for Atlantic County Executive.
“County government has been stuck in ‘cruise control’ for too long. We need to make bold moves to improve the lives of our residents,” said Korngut. “It’s time for new leadership to tackle the problems we face head-on, from growing our economy to combatting income inequality to protecting our most vulnerable citizens. I will stand up for all of us including those who feel our voices are not being heard. It’s time to change the game. That’s why I’m running for Atlantic County Executive.”
She’s looking to take on incumbent Republican Dennis Levinson in the November general.
Korngut was elected to Northfield Council in 2017.
“Anyone who has ever stepped into court with me knows I have never been one to make peace with the status quo. As a practicing attorney for more than twenty years, I know how to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Every single day, I get to stand up for the underdog, the bullied, the voiceless. I have brought that fight with me to Northfield City Council and I will bring it with me as your County Executive. It is time to inject a sense of urgency and purpose into the office of Atlantic County Executive,” said the Democratic candidate.
A graduate of The American University and The Dickinson School of Law, Korngut is a family law attorney and owns her own legal practice in Northfield. She previously served on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and has been active in organizing events to highlight women in politics, survivors of sexual assault, and civil rights icons. She was born and raised in Atlantic County.
Korngut will seek the Democratic nomination for Atlantic County Executive at the 44th Annual Atlantic County Democratic Convention this Sunday, March 24 at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.