Myra Campbell, who was elected on May 14 to her first term on the City Council, was appointed Asbury Park’s Mayor at the council reorganization meeting at noon today.
The vote was 3-2.
Voting for Campbell [above at center] were reelected incumbents John Loffredo [above at left] and Susan Henderson [at right]. Campbell provided the third vote.
Voting against Campbell were her running mates on the One Asbury ticket, newly-elected council members John Moor and Amy Quinn [shown below as Campbell was sworn in as Mayor].
Campbell told the crowd at the meeting that she sought the post because it gave the city the opportunity to have its first female African-American Mayor.
Campbell supported Henderson for Deputy Mayor after her running mates declined that post, she told the at-times raucous crowd.
Click here for this morning’s Sun story about Campbell’s decision to seek the post, as well as reaction and comments from her former running mates and the incumbents who supported her today.
Moor had expected to be named Mayor, as his ticket won a council majority and he was the high vote-getter in the election — which is traditionally the person named Mayor in the city.
Watch for the full Asbury Park Sun story about the swearing in to follow.