An Atlantic City councilman is taking aim at a NJ State Assembly seat.
He’s Councilman Jessie Kurtz, who represents Atlantic City’s 6th Ward. The father of 6 is in his second term on City Council.
NJ Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato are both vulnerable.
While Kurtz is the early favorite, there could be other candidates.
- Amy Gatto; Atlantic County freeholder.
- Somers Point Councilman; James Toto
- Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman; the extreme long shot.
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Mazzeo, owner of BF Mazzeo, won an Assembly seat in 2013. He got lucky while incumbent John Amodeo was caught snoozing. Mazzeo won by only 40 votes.
In 2017, both Mazzeo & Armato easily beat Vince Sera of Brigantine, by well over 5,000 votes.
In 2019, Mazzeo was re-elected by a much slimmer margin, only 2,305 votes.
Key Take-Away: Both Mazzeo & Armato are vulnerable.