New Jersey assemblyman resigns to work for county government

A state assemblyman has resigned his office to take a job as assistant clerk in Camden County.

Democrat Angel Fuentes announced on Tuesday that it was his final day in office.

He spent five years in the state legislature after 16 years on the Camden City Council, most of it as council president.

His resignation will mean a major change for the Camden-centered 5th legislative district, which also includes other communities in Camden and Gloucester Counties.

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State Sen. Donald Norcross resigned from his position last year when he was elected to Congress. The other Assembly member in the district, Gilbert “Whip” Wilson, is not seeking re-election. He’s running for Camden County sheriff.

All three are Democrats in a district dominated by the party.

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