Camden County Clerk Jim Beach will be the replacement for State Senator John Adler when he resigns his seat to head for Washington:
Beach, who also is co-chairman of the county party, will be asked to assume the 6th District Senate seat in early January, Donald Norcross, his fellow county co-chairman, said Tuesday.
“We don’t have the exact date when John will be resigning,” Norcross said, “but once he does, we’ll convene the committee people from the 6th District and recommend that they pick Jim.”
Beach was elected. Freeholder when Adler won his Senate Seat in 1991. He served as Freeholder until his election as County Clerk in 1995 and has held that position since. Prior to the naming of Beach, Assembly members Greenwald and Lampitt took themselves out of consideration for the seat. And as for replacing Beach as clerk:
An interim replacement to the county clerk’s position will be made by the governor, Norcross said, with input from himself and other county leaders.
“The governor will solicit input from a lot of people,” Norcross said.
The discussion on replacing Beach as clerk is just beginning, Norcross said
Beach is very popular in district and has done alot of good work as County Clerk including expanding access through the use of county stores. The question of where Beach stands on the issues will have to be answered for many as well. He will serve the year as an appointed State Senator and then be required to stand for re-election when the Assembly is up next year. A Beach, Lampitt, Greewald ticket will certainly be pretty formidable, but its not like the 6th is one of the most competitive in the state.