Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson wants another term as county executive.
“These are very challenging times for Atlantic County,” said Levinson, formally announcing his re-election today. “Experience counts more than ever. What we do in the next few years will have a direct and long lasting impact on our future opportunities, growth and development. It is imperative that County government continue our policies of conservative fiscal management, reducing the costs of government services, and encouraging new economic growth.”
Levinson said when he assumed office in 2000, the county tax rate was 0.44 cents, down now to 0.29 cents, or 34% lower, which is also the same rate it was in 2006.
“We have weathered the worst national recession since the Great Depression better than most governments because of our fiscal management. While many other local governments had to lay off dozens of employees and severely cut back services, ours were minimal. We were already a lean and efficient organization.”