Wesley Bell dies at 70

Wesley K. Bell, one of New Jersey’s most colorful political figures during more than thirty years in politics, died last night after falling from a billboard he owned in Atlantic County. Bell, who was an Independent candidate for Governor in 2005 and sought the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 1978, served several non-consecutive terms as Mayor of Stafford between 1972 and 1983. He was recalled in 1983 and lost numerous comeback bids to his successor, Carl Block. READ BELL’S OBITUARY.

Wesley Bell dies at 70