Atlantic County Democrats Hold Their 46th Annual Convention
The Atlantic County Democratic Committee held a virtual 46th Annual Democratic Convention on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Somers Point, New Jersey.
According to Atlantic County Democratic Party Chairman Michael Suleiman, the Atlantic County Democrats have the longest-running continuous nominating convention in the history of the State of New Jersey.
"Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we still had a stellar virtual Convention," said Suleiman. "Our members are fired up and ready to elect Democrats up and down the ballot this fall."
A total of 212 delegates voted in the Atlantic County Democratic Convention. Hundreds more watched the convention on a digital stream.
The Convention endorsed the following candidates:
Governor - Phil Murphy
State Senate (District 2) - Vince Mazzeo
General Assembly (District 2) - John Armato & Caren Fitzpatrick
County Clerk - Lisa Jiampetti
Commissioner-at-Large - Celeste Fernandez
Commissioner District 2 - Jelani Gandy
Commissioner District 5 - Dr. Bill Beyers
United States Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill delivered the keynote address.
The Atlantic County Democrats are unified, while Republican State Senate candidate Vince Polistina will have to deal with Seth Grossman in a contested June 8, 2021 contested Primary Election.
This will force Polistina to spend dollars in advance of the General Election campaign versus Mazzeo.