Candidate Amy Gatto appointed to Atlantic County freeholder board

Hamilton Deputy Mayor Amy Gatto was already running to replace Will Pauls as a Freeholder at Large.

Now she’s going to serve as Atlantic County Freeholder-At-Large ahead of the election.

AMY GATTOOn Thursday night at a special meeting at the Mays Landing Country Club, Gatto was selected by the Atlantic County Republican Committee to serve as Atlantic County’s Freeholder-At-Large.

Gatto will fill the remaining term of Pauls who left the board early several weeks ago when he moved to Cape May County.

“Despite the tough times facing our region, in Hamilton Township we were able to eliminate our structural deficit by encouraging economic development and making government more efficient as well as pay down millions in municipal debt without raising taxes three of the last four years,” Gatto said. “County Executive Dennis Levinson and our Board of Chosen Freeholders have set the bar high, leading the most fiscally sound and best run county in the state of NJ. I’m ready to bring the next generation of leadership, experience and energy to the board to carry that legacy forward.”

Gatto’s swearing-in ceremony is set for Tuesday, September 13th at 4:00 p.m. at the Mullica Township Municipal Building.

She was first elected to the Hamilton Township Committee in 2007 at the age of 25; four years later, at 29, she became the youngest individual to serve as Hamilton’s mayor in the township’s history.