In Atlantic County, Formica hopes to replace Russo

A Republican has already emerged to replace Atlantic County Freeholder Tom Russo, who announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of his current term.

Frank Formica, a Margate resident who runs the Formica Brothers Bakery in the Ducktown section of Atlantic City, announced his candidacy with fanfare today at a ceremony presided over by Egg Harbor Township Mayor/former state Sen. James “Sonny” McCullough.

In attendance were most of Atlantic County’s Republican power players, including County Executive Dennis Levinson; Assemblymen Vince Polistina and John Amodeo; and Atlantic County Republican Chairman Keith Davis.

“I’m encouraged by Frank Formica’s run, and if he’s our nominee I think he’ll be a great addition to our ticket,” said Davis.

The seat Formica is seeking is in the county’s Republican-leaning 2nd District.

In Atlantic County, Formica hopes to replace Russo