Dana Redd

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Dana Redd
Mayor of Camden
In office
January 5, 2010 – January 1, 2018
Preceded byGwendolyn Faison
Succeeded byFrank Moran
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 8, 2008 – January 5, 2010
Preceded byWayne R. Bryant
Succeeded byDonald Norcross
Personal details
Born (1968-03-07) March 7, 1968 (age 51)
Camden, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
EducationRutgers University, Camden (BS)
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (MA)

Dana L. Redd (born March 7, 1968) is an American Democratic politician who served as the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. Redd served in the New Jersey Senate from January 8, 2008, to January 5, 2010, representing the 5th legislative district.

Life and career[edit]

Redd served on the Senate's Community and Urban Affairs Committee (as Vice-Chair), the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. She also served on the Joint Committee on Public Schools.[1]

Redd has served on the New Jersey Democratic State Committee as its Vice Chair since 2006 and on the Democratic National Committee from 2006, and was a delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. She has served on the New Jersey Redistricting Commission since 2001. Redd has served on the Camden City Council as Vice Chair since 2001 and on its Housing Authority, as Chair, from 2004 to 2006.[1]

She simultaneously held a seat in the New Jersey Senate and on the City Council. This dual position, often called double dipping, is allowed under a grandfather clause in the state law enacted by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law by Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine in September 2007 that prevents dual-office-holding but allows those who had held both positions as of February 1, 2008, to retain both posts.[2]


Redd received a B.S. from Rutgers University-Camden in Business and attended the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (Principles of Redevelopment),[1] and earned a Master of Arts in Human Services Administration (MHSA) from The Lincoln University (Pennsylvania). She was elected mayor of Camden in 2009.[3] She won the Democratic primary in June 2009 with 86% of the vote, and was the general favorite in the November election.[4] She won the general election on November 3, 2009, and was re-elected in 2013 for another four-year term.


  1. ^ a b c Senator Redd's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 25, 2008. Archived January 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ via Associated Press. "N.J. Lawmakers keep double dipping", WPVI-TV, March 4, 2008; accessed June 4, 2009.
  3. ^ "Redd running for Camden mayor". Politicker NJ. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  4. ^ "Redd says no to LG bid". Politicker NJ. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2012-08-30.

External links[edit]

  • New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Cryan
Vice Chair of the New Jersey Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Lizette Delgado-Polanco
New Jersey Senate
Preceded by
Wayne Bryant
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 5th district

Succeeded by
Donald Norcross
Political offices
Preceded by
Gwendolyn Faison
Mayor of Camden
Succeeded by
Frank Moran