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According to today’s Courier Post and Philadelphia Inquirer, one of Camden Mayor Dana Redd’s two new appointees to the city’s School Board is ineligible to serve because she doesn’t actually live in Camden. Jennifer Martinez resides in nearby Winslow Township.
At any rate, Martinez just quit because she is six months pregnant and says she now realizes that board membership would be “too much for the baby.”
From the Courier Post:
Camden spokesman Robert Corrales said Redd received the nomination from Council President Frank Moran and as far as she was concerned, Martinez was a resident of Camden.
Corrales could not elaborate further on why Moran chose someone from outside the city.
Moran could not be reached for comment.
There are three open seats on the Camden school board. One member quit as soon as the state announced takeover plans, another decided that he’d prefer to not serve on a merely Advisory Board, and a third will be replaced because he was critical of the state takeover. See here for background.