Willingboro Councilman Ken Gordon has signaled his plans to challenge for a 7th District Assembly seat in the upcoming Democratic primary.
In a letter to Burlington County Democratic Committee Chairman Joe Andl, Gordon requests the committee’s endorsement but says he will run in the primary with or without it.
“Let me be clear: I am running for the state Assembly not to oppose any one person, rather to represent the communities of the 7th Legislative District,” Gordon’s letter said. “Further, I reject the basic concept that any person, who currently occupies an elected seat, has possession of that seat, as an entitlement of sorts. My candidacy itself is a reminder that status quo and the continuation of business as usual, without challenge, are no longer acceptable.”
Currently, the 7th District is represented by Democratic Assemblymen Herb Conaway and Jack Conners.