The Camden County clerk's office has confirmed that Eddie Emery has filed to be a write-in candidate for the District 2 commission seat for the November general election.
Cliff Luber thought he had secured the seat when he won the Republican primary spot in August since he did not have a Democratic opponent.
Emery is keeping his lips sealed until next week. "I did file to run," he told the Lake Sun. He refused to answer any other questions until he releases a press release which he said is to come out sometime on Wednesday, Sept. 19, before 2 p.m.
Luber said, "My reaction was disappointment since Mr. Emery just lost the Primary race for Sheriff a few weeks ago, and is now seeking another political office already. It is unclear if he is even qualified for this position."
Luber has been meeting with Camden County residents since the primary election in order to find out what they expect of a commissioner. He said he plans to continue meeting with residents and preparing to take office in January. "I have been a serious candidate since day one when I filed for the seat of 2nd District Camden County Commissioner. I will bring true transparency and accountability to the Camden County Government. I'm committed to fulfilling the responsibility of local government to be responsive to its citizens on all matters. I will also work to move Camden County forward with low taxes and good paying jobs for our citizens," he said.
Residents may see Luber's campaign signs back on the streets soon.
Lake Sun will release more details when they become available.