Councilman Marty Small Named Atlantic City Mayor - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Councilman Marty Small Named Atlantic City Mayor

Small has been serving as acting mayor since former Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. resigned earlier this month

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    New Acting Mayor for Atlantic City Sworn In

    Atlantic City has a new acting mayor Friday, a day after its former mayor pleaded guilty to federal charges. Marty Small will also keep his job as City Council president. His predecessor, Frank Gilliam Jr., resigned after admitting he stole $87,000 from a youth basketball team he had founded.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 4, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Atlantic City Council is expected to tab acting Mayor Marty Small to finish serve for the next year.

    • Former mayor Frank Gilliam resigned after pleading guilty in federal court to defrauding a youth basketball club of $87,000.

    • In the November 2020 general election, a candidate will be elected to serve the remaining final year of Gilliam's term.

    Council members in Atlantic City named Council President Marty Small the city’s new mayor at a special meeting.

    Small has been serving as acting mayor since former Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. resigned earlier this month.

    Gilliam pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball club he had founded.

    Small will serve as mayor until the November 2020 general election.

    Two other nominees for the position said they backed Small for the job.

    Gilliam became the fifth Atlantic City mayor to leave office following corruption charges since the 1970s.