Camden resident, entrepreneur and non-profit leader Raymond L. Lamboy is a well-respected economic development expert in the City of Camden and South Jersey. He's running to be the city's next Mayor because he believes that local government should invest in the dreams of all of its residents, and not just the well-connected.
Ray leads the Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. (LAEDA), which under his leadership has opened the door to entrepreneurship to hundreds of Camden residents and has expanded its programmatic reach to other communities similar to Camden in South Jersey.
This isn't Ray's first experience with public service or government. He served on the City of Camden Board of Education from 2009 - 2013 and was the past chairman of the board of the Salvation Army Kroc Center, a trans formative community center built as a beacon of hope and refuge for the City of Camden and South Jersey.
Ray is also serves as a Trustee of St. Anthony of Padua Church and was the Vice-President of Camden Churches Organized for People, now Faith in NJ.
Ray and his wife Lisa are proud parents of two children, Benjamin and Lily.