It’s Official: Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Will Seek Re-Election
Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small will officially launch his re-election campaign today at 2:00 p.m.
He’ll be running under the slogan that “A Small Plan Makes A Big Difference,” along with another theme, “Dream Big Vote Small.”
Small is running in the upcoming Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Democratic Primary. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has ordered all of New Jersey to be a vote-by-mail only election.
“It is my humble desire to continue to serve the taxpayers and citizens of Atlantic City,” said Small.
Small is seeking to serve the one-year unexpired term of former Mayor Frank Gilliam, who was required to resign from office following criminal activities.
“This is an extremely challenging time and Atlantic City needs real leadership,” said Small.
“My record of working on behalf of the entire community is one that I am very proud of” said Small.
Stephenine Dixon, a former Atlantic City Councilwoman will serve as Small’s campaign manager.
Dixon recently returned back to Atlantic City after working on the Mayor Pete Buttigieg for President campaign.
Small will also be served by campaign field directors Marcus Wilson and Floyd Tally.
Small earlier received the coveted Regular Democratic placement on the ballot by Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Michael Suleiman.
Small’s chief rival, Pam Fields, has the backing of vote-by-mail potentate Craig Callaway.
Small will be running in the same column with Amy Kennedy, who won the Atlantic County Democratic Convention the United States House of Representative’s in District 2.
It remains to be seen if Fields will be able to bracket off-the-line with United States Senator Cory Booker and 2nd District Congressional candidate Brigid Callahan Harrison.
Booker took the extraordinary step of going off of the regular Democratic Party ballot line in a display of his support of Harrison.
All of these moving parts could prove pivotal.