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BY CLYDE HUGHES | AC JosepH Media
WOODSTOWN — Longtime Salem County NAACP President and former president of the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School Board Nelson Carney Jr. is taking another shot to be elected to the Salem County Board of Commissioners this month.
One of, if not the most prominent voice for diversity and racial equity issues in the county, Carney has established himself as consistent advocate for inclusion in the region. He is a member of the 22-member Salem County Economic Development Council.
He also serves on the board of directors of the Salem County Chamber of Commerce and Stand Up for Salem. He also ran for the commissioner’s board in 2021.
Carney has been with the Salem County Department of Public Works since 2017 and member of the CWA Local 1085. He said he is a stronger supporter of unions and that local support will be critical in his run for county commissioner.
His wife Stacy Shorter-Carney is a former member of the Woodstown Borough Council.
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