Two challengers are hoping to oust Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Langford is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for a third full four-year term.He also won a special election in 2008 for an unexpired term.
The Atlantic County Democratic Party has backed county Freeholder Charles Garrett for the mayor’s post. David Davidson Jr., the retired former head of Atlantic City’s police union, is also seeking the nomination
Don Guardian, head of the city’s Special Improvement District, is unopposed in the Republican primary.
The next mayor will have to deal with a host of challenges, including continuing declines in revenue. He will also govern in an unusual arrangement in which state government has assumed a larger role in Atlantic City’s affairs.