Ron Bailey (Politician)- Atlantic City, NJ

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Ron Bailey is a lifelong Atlantic City resident, emergency medical technician and member of the Atlantic City Volunteer Community Emergency Response Team.

Bailey was 11 when he first volunteered with the “Turn Around Atlantic City” anti-drug group, which organized marches in neighborhoods plagued by drug use and crime. At age 12, he joined the American Red Cross as a volunteer and was awarded the Youth Volunteer Award for his contributions. He received the Distinguished Citizenship Award by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement for participating in anti-drug marches. As a 12-year-old, he joined the Atlantic City Surf as a bat boy, eventually working his way to the Assistant Director of Grounds Crew.

Bailey recalls being mentored by Dennis McGurk, Jr., an Atlantic City police officer who taught him and other youths how to ride dirt bikes and convinced him to join the Urban Youth Golf Program.

Bailey was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by AC Weekly in 2010. He has received the Distinguished Citizenship Award from the Chelsea Neighborhood Association and has been honored with two CPR Save Awards. Bailey also volunteers with the Atlantic City Fire Department’s Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.