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Political briefs: Bugdon reappointed Atlantic County superintendent of elections

Political briefs: Bugdon reappointed Atlantic County superintendent of elections


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Gov. Phil Murphy reappointed Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections Maureen Bugdon to a new five-year term overseeing election integrity in the county, including handling voter registration and party affiliation records and the county’s voting machines.

The state Senate approved her reappointment.

“I am humble and grateful,” Bugdon said last week.

Bugdon, a Republican, is the president of the New Jersey Association of Election Officials.

Murphy is a Democrat.

“I am delighted with Superintendent Bugdon’s reappointment,” said Lynn Caterson, a fellow Republican and the chair of the Atlantic County Board of Elections. “Gov. Murphy must have recognized she has done an outstanding job in this position.”

Gov. Chris Christie first nominated Bugdon to the position in 2013. She was the president of Atlantic City Race Course and vice chair of the Atlantic County Republican Club at the time.

Dorsey runs in Atlantic City

Geoff Dorsey, owner of Dorsey Construction in Egg Harbor Township, announced this week he is running for an at-large seat on Atlantic City Council as a Democrat.

In a news release, Dorsey, 46, said he is a lifelong resident of Atlantic City and a businessman who will offer a fresh perspective on local politics.

There are three at-large council seats up for election in this year’s race, along with a four-year mayoral term.

Dorsey’s platform includes expansion of tax benefits for homeowners, increasing local job opportunities, and supporting or creating mentoring and apprenticeship programs that encourage youth involvement in the growth of Atlantic City, the release said.

Dorsey is safety and facilities chairman on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, an executive board member of the Hispanic Association of Atlantic County, a board member at the Atlantic City Police Athletic League and a member of the Atlantic City chapter of the NAACP, according to the campaign.

Mayor Marty Small Sr. is running for reelection on a ticket with incumbent council President George Tibbitt and at-large council candidates Bruce Weekes, 34, and Stephanie Marshall, 47.

Besides Tibbitt, at-large Councilmembers Mo Delgado and Jeffree Fauntleroy are up for reelection.

EHT Democratic Club

The Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club elected Michael Bibb as president and James “Bear” Pesce as vice president at a recent meeting, according to a news release Friday.

Lisa March was elected secretary and Frank Rivera III as treasurer.

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month via Zoom.

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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