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Cherry Hill Mayor Bernie Platt Won’t Run For Re-election

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) – A longtime political fixture in South Jersey says he won’t seek re-election in the fall.

At age 77, Cherry Hill mayor Bernie Platt wanted to run for another term.

“But my family sat down and we’ve been talking about this for over a month — six weeks — that we felt it would be in our best interests and in the family’s best interests for me not to run this year,” Platt told KYW Newsradio today.

Platt’s 40-year career includes two stints as Cherry Hill mayor, two years in the late ’70s while on Council and the last nine elected independently.

He has also served on a number of township committees, and even did a couple years as a Camden County freeholder.

Those seeking to replace Platt have a week and a half to get nominating petitions together in advance of the June primary. His term expires at the end of the year.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  • RobertT

    Excuse me Bernie Platt. My mistake.

  • RobertT

    Good riddens. He stuck around wayyyyyyy too long. I wish the slob well in retirement. God willing hopefully the people’s will also he stays retired. The world doesn’t need anymore pure rhetoric from it’s politicians. Especially from those in positions of power. Especially from liberal whiners like David Platt. If only one thing occurrs tomorrow he reads this post or someone reads it to him.

  • itz

    Bernie sure did give plenty of notice, a week and a half for others to get
    nominating petitions together. Thanks for the headsup Bernie.

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