A pair of Democratic mayors plan to run for the General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District, according to a release from Atlantic County Democrats.

Vince Mazzeo and Nick Russo, the mayors of Northfield and Longport respectively, plan to formally announce their intentions at an event Monday, at 5 p.m. in front of the former Pathmark supermarket in Egg Harbor Township’s Cardiff Power Center. The 2nd District includes most of Atlantic County.

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Mazzeo is one of the owners of Northfield’s B.F. Mazzeo market, and has been in Northfield’s municipal government since 2003.

Russo is a former detective with the state Attorney General's Office and was first elected in Longport in 2008.

They would run with Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic. The current Republican Assemblymen, John Amodeo and Chris Brown, are expected to seek reelection.

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