Redd won’t seek re-election as Camden mayor

Camden mayor Dana Redd announced Wednesday that she will not seek re-election to a third term, and will instead support city council President Frank Moran’s bid to succeed her.“While it has not been a cakewalk, and there were plenty of really long days and nights, I can honestly say this has been the most satisfying experience of my life,” Redd said at a news conference at City Hall.

Redd said the city will be in good hands with Moran, a Camden native who has served as a councilman for 20 years.

“We will not skip a beat,” Redd said. “Camden will continue on its upward progression towards even more prosperity. Camden will continue to rise under the leadership of Frank Moran.”

Redd, a former state senator, was first elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. During her tenure she has been a champion of the city’s unique positioning to benefit from corporate incentives under the Economic Opportunity Act and has presided over a number of high-profile projects slated for the city.

For her efforts, she was recently ranked No. 68 on the NJBIZ Power 100 list.