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Camden County Clerk

The Camden County Clerk is elected for a five-year term. The County Clerk's Office is a constitutional office as set forth in the New Jersey State Constitution. The Clerk's office records land transactions (deeds and mortgages) and handles many election-related duties: petitions for county and municipal offices and school board, design and printing of election ballots, and processing vote-by-mail applications, among other things.

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  • Roy Gustafson
    (Rep)

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    Mohammad Kabir
    (Dem)

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    Rena Margulis
    (Dem)

  • Joseph Ripa
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What are your qualifications for this office? Why are you the best candidate to handle the responsibilities of the position?

How can the office be run more efficiently in order to save taxpayers money? What changes would you make to reduce costs (without undermining services)?

In your view, what are the biggest issues facing the office at this time?

Camden resident for over 30 years Community volunteer includes • Past President Coliingswood Little League/UmpirenChief • Former Little League coach, manager • Past president Merchantville Country Club • Past Secretary, Treasurer, and President PBW wholesaler Sales
Changes come with Transparency. A detailed platform will be announced after the primary
One party rule and stagnation
Campaign Email agpunitedstates@gmail.com
Website agpartyus.weebly.com
I have demonstrated significant experience and knowledge about how to handle the clerical position at the county level. I research thoroughly and gained more qualitative knowledge about the duty and responsibility for a county and the community of the county. I am confident I am the best candidate to handle multiple tasks that are not fixing or build a previous elected person. I can beat and swear to the new way to make Camden County anyone ever thought. As chief of the office of Clerk maintain every effort efficiently and effectively to ensure every level need to fix and change as needed. As a head of the office makes sure to control every step correctly and accurately,
I am a strong candidate to solve more efficiently and effectively the issues I have found in person stop by, driving by, and walking by in some cities in the Camden County and also research in the website. I will more careful about public money and save money and expend money were as necessary to build and fix such as community and neighborhood’s home, street, homeless, shelter, and other assistance as needed. Reduce avoidable, ineffective, and duplicate use of services, including tools, and encourage the county administers, administrative staffs, and supporting teams for effective care based on comparative effectiveness research and implementation plan.
Camden County is one of the zones is facing a stiff challenge in most cities such as Camden, and surrounding some other towns in the county. The significant issue is in time I see is that the *REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTION *REDUCE FEE SCHEDULES *CARE OF FORECLOSURES PROPERTY * PROPERTY REMEDY * VETERANS DISCOUNTS CARDS *DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE *CIVIL RIGHTS POLICY * VACANT PROPERTY REQUEST * HOMELESS AND STREET BEGGARS HELP *INCREASE EMPLOYMENT * REPAIR, REBUILD, AND MAINTENANCE ROAD, STREET AND WALK-WAY * NEAT AND CLEAN COMMUNITY * DRUG AND CRIME FREE CITY, NEIGHBORHOOD, AND COMMUNITY * OPEN SMALL AND LARGE BUSINESS * NEW EDUCATION SYSTEM * SHELTER AND INCOME ASSISTANCE * HELP THE POOR AND REDUCE POVERTY
Website https://www.southjerseyprogressivedemocrats.org/bio-renamargulis.html
I bring extensive and diverse experience to the job of County Clerk, and I would be available daily to assist the public. A life-long Democrat, I have degrees from Smith College and Stanford University, and I have managed professionals and non-professionals alike. As a volunteer, I was elected to the Board of the human rights organization Amnesty International USA. Today I direct my efforts for civil and political rights at Camden County elections. I am gravely concerned about Camden County’s unfair ballot structure, which enables manipulation of the primary ballot via placement of “phantom" candidates who benefit some candidates and harm others. Please google [Camden phantom] to read Philly Inquirer and Politico investigations.
I would depoliticize the Clerk’s office and adopt the best practices of other Clerks to minimize costs. My clear ballot rules would avoid lawsuits (when Alex Law ran for Congress in 2016, he sued Clerk Ripa for declining to reveal the rules Ripa uses for ballot position). In NJ, the County Clerk is responsible for laying out the ballot. As Clerk, I would design a fair primary ballot that gives all candidates an equal chance at a favorable ballot position. All primary candidates for an office would be grouped together in one box, and a random draw would determine the order of candidates in that box. Such primary ballots are used in Salem and Sussex counties. Please see photographs comparing ballots on my campaign Facebook page.
1. Fair Ballots. How much difference does ballot position make? On Salem County’s fair ballot, in 2018, Jeff Van Drew won by 1% of the vote. On Camden County’s unfair ballot, Van Drew was in Column 2, his three opponents were much less visible in Column 9, and Van Drew won by 56% of the vote. Fair Elections Require Fair Ballots.

2. Ballot Justice. Candidates are entitled to due process. Challenges seeking that candidates be removed from the ballot should be decided by a judge at a public hearing. At present, Assembly candidates receive due process, while County candidates do not. Please read Jan Hefler’s 4/30/19 Inquirer article.

Please support change in the Clerk’s office to bring Fair Elections to our County. Thank you.
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