PLEASANTVILLE – A downtown businessman announced this week that he will run against 2nd Ward City Councilman Augustus “Gus” Harmon in the June 6 primary.
Victor Carmona, 59, who owns Administration Services for Community at 45 N. Main St., has lived in South Jersey since 1989 and has been an integral part of the community since then, he said in a press release.
“I am running to be the voice of everybody,” he said. “I want to treat everybody equally and help out everybody when they need it.”
“I think I can win,” Carmona said. “I am well-known here in Pleasantville for helping people. I go out of my way for other people. They like the way I get things done.”
Carmona sees a change in the way new people view their future.
“They want to change,” he said. “It’s the new generation.”
The problem is that no one speaks for them, he said.
“I have my office helping the community,” he said. “They don’t know how to read and write. I help them with that. I help people get IDs.”
Administration Services for Community offers bail bonds, computer services and repairs, tax identification numbers, photocopies, and fax and public notary services.
Harmon is 80 years old and has served on City Council since the death of his brother, former City Councilman Johnson Harmon, in October 2011. Although Harmon had expressed interest in retiring, he has decided to seek re-election.