Ex-Democrat will be GOP Freeholder candidate in Atlantic

Former Pleasantville Administrator John Bettis has switched his party affiliation and will run for Atlantic County Freeholder as a Republican.

Former Pleasantville Administrator John Bettis has switched his party affiliation and will run for Atlantic County Freeholder as a Republican.

The incumbent in Atlantic County's first district, Rev. Nelson Lawton, is not seeking re-election to the seat he has held since 1989. Atlantic County Democrats are backing Charles Garrett, overruling a convention victory last week for Pleasantville Board of Education President Jayson Adams, an ally of jailed ex-Atlantic City Council President Craig Callaway.

Ex-Democrat will be GOP Freeholder candidate in Atlantic