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Thursday's West Deptford Gov't Agenda Includes Replacement of Twp. Admin.

The Republican-dominated committee will be sworn in on the second day of the new year, and expects to waste no time in removing Eric Campo.

Township Administrator Eric Campo (left) is slated for removal as one of the first official acts by the Republican-led West Deptford government at Thursday's meeting. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.
Township Administrator Eric Campo (left) is slated for removal as one of the first official acts by the Republican-led West Deptford government at Thursday's meeting. Credit: Matt Skoufalos.
Thursday marks the swearing-in of the new Republican supermajority government of the West Deptford township committee, and the group intends to waste no time in wielding its power.

Among the agenda items prescribed for the Thursday meeting, which is chockablock with new appointments, is the planned removal of township administrator Eric Campo.

Campo was a vocal adversary of the Republican-driven cuts to the 2013 municipal budget, including its surplus spend-down.

He told Patch that he was advised by Mayor Ray Chintall as to the content of the agenda on Tuesday, and found it "not entirely unexpected."

"We did the best we could under difficult circumstances," Campo said, adding that the six-plus years he has worked for the township have given him "the opportunity to work with some of the best people I have ever known.

"We've done an awful lot of things and made a lot of progress," he said. "The town has decided they want to go in a different direction."

In anticipation of the outcome of the vote, Campo said his first concern is to find a new job. 

Elected officials did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.

The committee meets Thursday at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building.
Wayne Klotz January 01, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Oh boy, here we go with who do the GOP owe favors to to get a job. Why, I'll bet it's Brandon Umba!!! BA HA HA!!!
R Nichols January 01, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Best wishes Mr Campo & family. Our residents have lost an intelligent, dedicated professional because perhaps he cared enough to speak his mind. POLITICS > PEOPLE.
zeke carey January 01, 2014 at 08:42 PM
good luck Eric finally one of the nemesis is gone. Greg Ley next maybe. Just like the democrats stuck it up the yazoo every township meeting time for a little payback. Now the township will move in a far better direction. Not only did Campo speak his mind but he spent taxpayers money without batting an eye. Like the previous regime let's give nepotism a whole new meaning during this admin.
R Nichols January 02, 2014 at 12:28 AM
^^^ Stay Classy Republicans. SMH.
Larry Mertz January 02, 2014 at 06:26 AM
never seen such a mess in one town and how they find away to waist the taxpayers $
Larry Mertz January 02, 2014 at 07:01 AM
do they do back ground cks on who they put in office in wd use to be a town when u said u live there or went to school there people it was nice the tax payers need to wake up when they write that ck for their taxes feds need to come in to see where the missing $ dollas have gone
Gary Kuehnapfel January 02, 2014 at 08:47 AM
To Eric Campo: Best wishes for your future. You did a great job as our twp. administrator. You paid our bills , maintained our services & rec. programs, and got us through some tough times.
zeke carey January 02, 2014 at 10:00 AM
we'll never know where the missing ledger might be. Eric just like the last crew you put the screws to the townspeople. maybe 20 years from now the dems will have their machine back,but give the present committee a chance to fix what the democrats left them,a huge financial mess.
David Sileo January 02, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Best of luck Eric in your next endeavors. Thanks for the help on the cell tower and other neighborhood issues. Hopefully you will join our neighborhood group on these ongoing community threats. Best. DSileo

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