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Cherry Hill Councilwoman Susan Shin Angulo nominated for Camden County Freeholder seat

The Camden County Democratic Party’s Candidate Selection Committee, co-chaired by Michael Brennan and Barbara Pine, announced that Susan Shin Angulo will be the party’s pick for County Freeholder in this November’s election. Shin Angulo, who became the first Korean-American woman elected to public office in New Jersey when she won a seat on the Cherry Hill Township Council in 2009, is running for the spot left open when current Camden County Freeholder Michelle Gentek-Mayer became the nominee for county surrogate. The Democratic Party will formally nominate Councilwoman Shin Angulo on Aug. 19. If elected, she will become the first Asian-American to serve on the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“We are very pleased that Susan will be a candidate for Freeholder this fall,” said the chairman of the county party, State Senator James Beach. “Susan will be an outstanding candidate and I’m sure the voters of Camden County will be most impressed by her enthusiasm, professional background, and commitment. We take great pride in our very diverse county government and the quality of our elected leaders with a track record of fighting for taxpayers.”

Mrs. Shin Angulo joins a fall county ticket led by longtime Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, Freeholder Jonathan Young, candidate William Moen, County Sheriff nominee Gilbert “Whip” Wilson, and County Surrogate nominee Michelle Gentek-Mayer.

Shin Angulo, whose father fled Communist North Korea for South Korea as a child, came with her family to the United State at the age of 4 and became a citizen in 1986. Her parents, who started out running a dry cleaning business, instilled in her the value of hard work and educational opportunity. She began her professional career at the University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Human Gene Therapy and at the Kimmel Cancer Institute. She has also worked in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries across the region.

Susan is also dedicated to her community, giving her time to the Cherry Hill Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Human Relations Council, and the Food Bank of South Jersey. She has a bachelor’s of science from Wilkes University and a post baccalaureate in Cytogenetics from Thomas Jefferson University. She resides in Cherry Hill with her two daughters and husband, E. Michael Angulo.

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