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Six Candidates Running For Three Board Of Education Seats

Four challengers, two incumbents vying for three, three-year terms.

Six individuals are running for election to the  this year.

Tuesday was the deadline to file petitions to run for one of three, three-year terms on the nine-member board.

Incumbents Kim Essen and Donald Monteyne will each run for full terms. Incumbent Jane Hutchinson will not seek re-election.

The other candidates are: Catherine Kazan, Michael Bubba, Carol DiPasquale, and Eileen Albanese.

Essen was to serve the remainder of James Jimenez’s term. The municipal council to fill Lawrence Martin’s at-large seat in July 2011. Governor Christie appointed Martin to a super court judgeship.

Monteyne was to replace former board trustee Franco Mazzei. Mazzei was on the council last November.

Candidates have until Sept. 7 to withdraw their candidacy.

Residents can cast their votes for the candidates during the general election on Nov. 6. The board voted in January to move the election to November. A new state law allowed the change to be made.

Unlike in previous school board elections, residents will not vote on the tax levy. The board all on the tax levy until at least 2015. The tax levy will only go to voters if it exceeds a state-mandated 2 percent increase cap.

The board , including a $127 million tax levy, in March.

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Jacqueline Pisatowski June 10, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I could not agree with you more Al.
Michael L Bubba June 10, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Thanks Al! I am curious Nose how you knew my Dad? He was never in politics and never worked for the town.
Jacqueline Pisatowski June 11, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I would like to know also.
Lori June 12, 2012 at 03:03 AM
We should all be judged on the content of our character. Coming from a large family I hated when people assumed they knew me before they met me. Good luck Michael I also agree that if Nose is speaking from a place of integrity he wouldn't hide his name.
Michael L Bubba June 13, 2012 at 06:10 AM
Thank you Lori!

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