By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media
BRIGANTINE — Habib Rehman is making his second run for Atlantic County commissioner hoping to use his business experience as one of his main assets.
Rehman, who ran last year for an at-large seat, won 41.6% of the vote.
“Starting in the gift shop at the Taj Mahal Casino, I later built and managed my family businesses in Atlantic City,” Rehman said in a statement on his campaign site. “A community leader, I have spent 20 years helping local communities to organize social, cultural and religious events while also serving as a mentor to other entrepreneurs establishing their own businesses.”
Rehman is a member of the Atlantic County Democratic Committee and has received the endorsement of the party for his commissioner bid. He said he wants to be a voice for all residents of Atlantic County, regardless of their background or affiliation.
“I am eager to utilize my degrees in engineering and computer information systems to promote economic growth and innovation as an Atlantic County Commissioner, where I will bring my many years of experience in managing assets, budgets, and payrolls, to employ fiscal responsibility and ensure no tax dollar is spent needlessly.”
While the minority population in Atlantic County has been increasing, their representation has not. Long-time District 1 commissioner Ernest Coursey, who serves as the chief of staff for Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr., won a hard-fought race to keep his seat last year.
District 3 commissioner, Republican Andrew Parker, III, is facing a challenge from Democrat Hector Tavarez, a moderate Democrat who ran briefly for the Democratic nominee for Congress in the district last year.
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