Will Reynolds photo via Facebook.
Will Reynolds photo via Facebook.

In an exclusive interview with Atlantic City Council President George Tibbitt, we have confirmed that Tibbitt has made a major decision about his future.

Tibbitt has been reflecting upon several significant issues that his family faced in 2022.

In light of this, Tibbitt has decided that he will not be seeking a 4th consecutive term as Atlantic City Council President.

Don P. Hurley photo.
Don P. Hurley photo.

Tibbitt will continue to serve on the Atlantic City Council in his current position as Council Member at Large.

Tibbitt will instead support Atlantic City Councilman at Large Bruce Weekes, Jr. for the top leadership position within the Atlantic City legislative branch.

Bruce Weekes, Jr. via Facebook.
Bruce Weekes, Jr. via Facebook.

By New Jersey state law, the Atlantic City local government features a “strong” City Council and “weak” Mayor form of government.

In Atlantic City, The Mayor merely proposes … it is City Council that disposes.

Atlantic City Council will select its new President tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in Atlantic City Council Chambers.

”It was my original intention to serve two years as City Council President,” said Tibbitt.

”I have now completed three years as President. It’s time to provide one of our capable, younger members of City Council with the opportunity to take the reins of legislative power in Atlantic City,” said Tibbitt.

”I enthusiastically endorse Bruce (Weekes) for Atlantic City Council President and I will be supporting him tomorrow,” said Tibbitt.

Tibbitt made it clear that he will continue to be both a vocal and active member of City Council … putting his “lifetime of business experience and more than 20 years on the Atlantic City Council to work … this year and for years to come,” said Tibbitt.

In light of Tibbitt’s decision, we reached out to Weekes for comment, who said:

“I am humbled by the vote of confidence from council president Tibbitt. He is a veteran that possesses much acumen on how to conduct the business of the city, and I have learned a great deal from him so far during my tenure on council.”

“Regardless of the outcome of tomorrow’s vote, I’ll continue to work alongside my council colleagues to develop solutions to the deep challenges that face Atlantic City,” said Weekes.

The vote for Council President is expected to come down to Weekes and 1st Ward Councilman Aaron “Sporty” Randolph. The vote will likely go 5-4, one way or the other.


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