- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey mayor who recently pleaded guilty to drunken driving charges has lost a primary as he sought re-election.

Paulsboro Mayor Jeffrey Hamilton was defeated in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Paulsboro by Gary Stevenson, a council member and former fire chief who is also a funeral director in the Gloucester County town.

No Republican is seeking the mayor’s job in the blue-collar town across the Delaware River from the Philadelphia International Airport. As mayor, Hamilton had to contend with the aftermath of train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas into the community in 2012.

Hamilton lost his driving privileges for three months after pleading guilty in April to driving while intoxicated.

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