Gwendolyn Faison

Gwendolyn A. Faison is an American Democratic politician. Faison was Mayor of Camden, New Jersey. She was first appointed when Milton Milan was convicted of corruption and forced to leave office in 2000. She had served as City Council President since 1997. She won re-election in 2001 and 2005. Under the State of New Jersey's recovery act for Camden, which expired in 2007, the Mayor's office has limited formal responsibilities for the first seven years of her tenure. She left office in January 2010 after electing not to seek a third term.

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Gwendolyn Faison - Biography - Mayor of Camden
... Faison was sworn into office as Mayor of Camden in December 22, 2000, as Camden's first female mayor ... Faison became acting mayor one day after the conviction of her predecessor, former Mayor Milton Milan, who was found guilty of 14 of 19 charges of political ... Hispanic activists began a drive to recall Faison, arguing that the mayor has ignored the city's Latino neighborhoods and allowed racial ...