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James Toto, who is currently a four-year councilman in Somers Point, announced his candidacy for Atlantic County Freeholder at Large today.
“I won’t sit by while obstructionist, radical Democrats like Caren Fitzpatrick spend our time and our public dollars, doing everything they can to block progress here in Atlantic County,” said Toto. “Over the past three years we have had a Freeholder who has no record of accomplishment in office. We have a freeholder who has done nothing to support the progress we are making in Atlantic County. It’s time for Caren Fitzpatrick to go.”
Toto said he had been “approached about the idea of entering the Freeholder at Large race by Republican elected officials and senior party leaders who are all excited to back his candidacy.”
Having previously been a primary candidate for Congress and State Assembly Toto said he has an “extensive ground-game in place to deliver his message across Atlantic County.”
“From Somers Point, to Buena Boro, to Galloway Township, into the neighborhoods of Atlantic City and everywhere in between I have relationships with voters who have shown their support,” said Toto. “The people who support me know that I understand the issues that are important to them, and care about their needs.”
Toto said the timing of his announcement is not by accident.
“As we enter the holiday season I think about our active duty military, our veterans, and those in our community who are less fortunate this year. We as elected officials, especially those on the Atlantic County Freeholder Board have an opportunity to help those who need a helping hand the most. I want to be a part of the positive progress that’s happening at the Freeholder Board under Republican leadership with Chairwoman Amy Gatto and her team.” said Toto.
A lifelong Republican, Toto proudly served his country in the United States Army, working in Psychological Operations. Following his time in the military Toto answered his nation’s call again and served as a US Air Marshal for six years. He currently works for the City of Ocean City Public Works Department and is married with three children.