1) Wasim Muhammad
Born and raised in Camden, Minister Wasim Muhammad, also known as ‘Donnie Walker,’ is a proud graduate of Camden High School and the University of New Mexico. Minister Wasim currently serves as the Executive Director of a preK-12 school and an early childhood development center, as well as the Camden Advisory Board of Education President. Minister Wasim also presided as Minister of Muhammad’s Temple No. 20. In addition, Minister Wasim is a member of the State Attorney General’s Islamic Council and a certified Police Chaplain. He is an essential member of Camden’s Congress of Resident, Faith Based and Community Based Organizations.
2) Karen Merricks
For 25 years, Karen Merricks has called Camden home. As a mother of two, Karen is a consistent advocate for children and families She serves as the Director of Student Recruitment for an educational facility, President of the Northgate 1 Resident Association, and is a member of the Camden City Zoning Board of adjustments. Additionally, Karen founded Universal Sisters United to inspire woman and children to live a healthier and more vibrate life. Through this initiative, Karen created educational programs and partnerships to better serve families, and earned the 2018 Parent of the Year award from Parents Empowering Parents.
3) Clayton Gonzalez
Since coming to Camden in 1992, Clayton Gonzalez has been actively engaged in the community. He is a proud product of Camden public schools, a graduate of Camden County College, and a Rutgers Law student. Currently, Clayton serves as a Camden County Police Department Detective in the Juvenile Bureau. His experience as a law enforcement officer, Detective, and father of three has strengthened his passion and desire to run for Camden’s board of education.
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