Camden GOP picks new slate

Camden County Republicans have changed their lineup for the fall elections and have brought back one candidate from each of the last three elections to run again for Freeholder. Former Cherry Hill GOP Chairman Christopher Carlson, who ran in 2003, has two new running mates: Bellmawr Board of Education member Louis Johnson, who ran in 2005, and ’04 candidate William Mann; they will replace Tracy Conrad and Rob Stone, who dropped out of the race. Republicans will run Jim Rinier, a Princeton University Professor and U.S. Army Reserves military police captain, for Camden County Sheriff. He replaces Gloucester Township GOP Chairman John Jonkowski, who filed last April in order to give the party more time to recruit a stronger candidate. Michael McLaughlin, under fire for lawsuits that charged harassment at the Sheriff’s office, resigned in May; Democrats are running former Washington Township Police Chief Chuck Billingham in the general election.

Camden GOP picks new slate