District 2

Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Buena, Buena Vista, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Folsom, Hamilton (Atlantic), Linwood, Longport, Margate City, Mullica, Northfield, Pleasantville, Somers Point, Ventnor City



John Armato

District 2

John Armato, a lifelong Buena Vista Township resident, joined the U.S. Air Force in 1967. As a veteran, firefighter, and leader in the fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic, John has been standing with Atlantic County families every step of the way. Following John’s service in the military, he worked as an HVAC mechanic in Atlantic City where he was a member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 322, and has served the community as a Richland Volunteer Firefighter for the last 40 years.

Since 2014, John has served on the Buena Vista Township Committee where he has worked to expand services without raising taxes and serves as chair of his local Municipal Drug Alliance helping those struggling with heroin and opioid addictions.

In the Assembly, John will make sure we’re using every tool we have to stem the effects of the opioid and heroin crisis, and to expand support to families struggling.

He’ll push to lower the tax burden for our working families and make sure that Atlantic County continues to move forward by supporting local businesses and new employers.

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Candidate for Assembly

Caren Fitzpatrick

District 2

Caren Fitzpatrick first ran for Atlantic County Commissioner in 2017 because county government officials were openly dismissive and critical of women, and in her position she has fought passionately for equal opportunities for the residents of a very diverse Atlantic County. 
Caren is a lifelong resident of Atlantic County, having spent years living in Pleasantville, Somers Point and Linwood. 

Through her work as director of finance & administration at Meet AC, Caren has the experience and understanding of fiscal responsibility, budgeting, and Atlantic City needed to be an effective representative of the 2nd Legislative District in the General Assembly. Not only will Caren bring her commitment to the success of Atlantic City to the whole district, but she will be a passionate advocate for equitable school funding formulas, increased infrastructure investments to attract development and create good paying jobs, and making living more affordable for New Jerseyans. 

Fitzpatrick graduated from Mainland Regional Highschool, Atlantic Community College with an AAS in Accounting, Thomas Edison State College with a BS in Business Administration, and Stockton University with a Masters in Business Administration. Caren, and her husband Brian, live in Linwood and have two children, Brian and Duncan, and two grandchildren Cassidy and Dylan. 

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