By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media
Thomas-Fields, who has worked more than two decades in the city government of Atlantic City and an adjunct professor at Stockton University, is trying to become the first Black female mayor of Atlantic City. She is racing against incumbent Marty Small Sr. in Tuesday’s election.
The winner will face Republican Thomas Forkin in November’s general election. Forkin, a former Democratic Party chairman, in running unopposed in the Republican primary.
“I love Atlantic City. But after years of neglect and mismanagement, our community needs a healing,” Thomas-Fields said in the new ad the debuted on YouTube last week. “I believe Atlantic City can succeed, that we can all become healthy, wealthy, and wise. Together we can make clean and safe streets a reality. Together we can build a resilient local economy.
“I wonâ€™t come to you with empty promises, instead I will offer a seat at the table, an opportunity to finally make your voice heard. My name is Pamela Thomas-Fields, your voice for change. Please vote for me for Mayor of Atlantic City in Column B of your mail-in ballot, postmarked by July 7,” she concluded.
During the campaign, Thomas-Fields has been endorsed by the Atlantic City Democratic Committee, Atlantic City Councilmembers Delgado, Dunston, and Zia, the Stockton Federation of Teachers Local 2275, Assemblyman Tom Giblin and Local 68, the Bangladesh Community of Atlantic City, Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, Congressman Donald Payne Jr., and U.S. Senate candidate Lawrence â€œLarryâ€ Hamm.
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