Freeholder McCray resigns

Camden County Freeholder Scot N. McCray is resigning from the board effective Dec. 31, county officials said Monday.

McCray was reelected to the all-Democratic board just six weeks ago. At the time, he said he would use his second term to focus on public safety, 911 communication, and more support for the formerly incarcerated.

"It has been my distinct pleasure and privilege to work on behalf of the residents of Camden County," McCray said in a statement Monday. "Nevertheless, I have a full plate with my family, career, and other aspirations for the future that does not include my role as an elected official."

McCray, a Camden native, is assistant vice president of CAMcare Health Corp., a health-care provider that serves Camden and Gloucester Counties.

His freeholder duties include liaison to the Department of Public Safety and Juvenile Justice, as well as overseeing the Department of Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Offices of the Medical Examiner and Fire Marshal, and the Youth Center.

The board is expected to appoint a replacement within a month. - Allison Steele