Newly elected of­fi­cial will re­sign day after he’s sworn in

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

MOUNT HOLLY >> A man elected to a county po­si­tion in south­ern New Jer­sey this week plans to re­sign the day after he’s sworn in.

Demo­crat Ge­orge Youngkin had sus­pended his cam­paign for a spot on the Burling­ton County Board of Free­hold­ers in late Septem­ber after a pub­lished re­port dis­closed past al­le­ga­tions of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and ha­rass­ment.

But the Med­ford res­i­dent didn’t for­mally with­draw as a can­di­date and his name re­mained on the bal­lot. He was elected to the board Tues­day along with an­other Demo­crat.

The county’s Demo­cratic Party chair­man an­nounced Wed­nes­day that Youngkin will take the oath of of­fice Jan. 1 but then re­sign the next day. The state­ment noted there’s “no mech­a­nism” for Youngkin to step down be­fore he’s sworn in.

Demo­cratic party lead­ers will even­tu­ally choose Youngkin’s re­place­ment.

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