Honorable Lorenzo T. Langford, Mayor, City of Atlantic City

Mayor Langford was born and raised in Atlantic City, NJ, attended Atlantic City public schools and graduated from Atlantic City High School. He went on to graduate from Atlantic Community College and North Carolina Central University, where he earned a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. Langford started his career as a dealer at Caesars Hotel Casino in Atlantic City in 1981 and rose to the position of Pit Boss in 1990, becoming one of the youngest in the early history of gaming in the city. In 1992, Langford ran for the office of City Council, defeated the incumbent Council President, and was re-elected twice to represent Atlantic City's Fourth Ward. On November 6, 2001, he won a four year term as Mayor of Atlantic City. He held employment summits, ushered in over $2 billion in new development and created numerous youth and senior citizen initiatives. On November 4, 2008, Langford was victorious in the general election to finish the remaining one year term of his predecessor. Because of his unique style and courageous leadership, he once again won another four year term as Mayor of the City of Atlantic City in the general election of November 2009. Langford is a member of several organizations including the Police Athletic League and NAACP.