Frank Moran is stepping down as Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, after his first term, Democratic celebration leaders stated Friday.
Moran, 52, was a city worker for more than 30 years, and said he will leave workplace April 30. He was elected mayor in 2017 and has 10 months left of his very first term, the Courier Post reported.
“I eagerly anticipate a healthy and peaceful retirement and all it needs to provide,” Moran said in a resignation letter.
Early reports point out health concerns as the reason Moran is stepping down, though Camden County Sheriff Gilbert ‘Whip' Wilson and Councilman Angel Fuentes said his health was not a deciding element.
Camden City Council will select Moran's successor, and officials voiced support for Second District Councilman Vic Carstarphen as a leading contender to run for mayor in the November election, NBC10 reported.
“We could not be prouder to support Vic as we battle to keep the favorable momentum in Camden,” Wilson and Fuentes stated in a statement. “We prompt our entire City Committee and Democratic leadership to join us in endorsing Vic Carstarphen for Mayor so we can continue the great work of Mayor Moran.”
Carstarphen represents Ward 2 and was designated to City Council in January 2020.
While serving the city, Moran assisted develop the Camden County Police Department in 2013 and bring in business and tasks to the city, Fuentes said.
He worked as the director of Camden County's public works department and its parks department.
Moran graduated from Temple University's Fox School of Business and worked as a senior associate for the general public accounting professional firm Holmes & & Company LLC in Cherry Hill.