Mayor Lorenzo Langford has officially announced that he'll seek re–election.
In front of a crowd at his campaign headquarters, the 57 year–old Mayor announced his plans to seek re–election. His campaign will be focused around a three point property tax relief initiative and continuing to develop tourist attractions in the gaming resort.
The Mayor is also planning to make the city's youth a major focus of his campaign.
"Mainly infusing young people, and getting them involved, because in the future, this is going to be their city, and older folks like myself need to start getting ready to get out of the way, and pass over the mantle if you will, for after all, this is their city," said Langford.
In 2009, Mayor Langford said he was running for the last time, but added that the creation of the tourism district, and the affects of Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy drove him to run again this year.
Former Atlantic County Freeholder Charles Garrett and retired Atlantic City Police officer David Davidson will challenge Langford in the June 4th Democratic Primary. So far Donald Guardian, Executive Director of the Atlantic City Special Improvement District, is the only Republican to announce he will run against Langford.
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