Ballots Set for 2018 School Board Elections

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This fall’s midterm elections will also feature contested school board races in a handful of communities, and some towns without a full slate of balloted candidates for the seats available.

By Matt Skoufalos | August 27, 2018

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Ballots have been set for this fall’s school board elections, with contested races in four NJ Pen coverage communities, and uncontested races in five others, three of which will have an incomplete slate for the number of positions available.

Come back this fall for our candidate biographies and the NJ Pen Election Day Voter Guide.

In the meantime, here’s the candidates who will appear on the ticket this fall.

Audubon

The Audubon Board of Education has two candidates for three available seats. Incumbent board vice-president Allison Cox and board member Jim Blumenstein are running for re-election. Gina Osinski, whose term expires this year, will not appear on the ballot.

Cherry Hill

The Cherry Hill Board of Education has 11 candidates for three available seats. Incumbent board president J. Barry Dickson is seeking re-election on a ticket with fellow incumbents Ken Tomlinson and Kathy Judge under the slogan, “Experience Vision Responsible.”

They’ll meet a full slate of eight challengers that includes:

  • Benjamin A. Shore
  • Rosy Arroyo – “Empowering Community Voice”
  • Sally Tong – “Accountability Collaboration Transparency”
  • Laurie Neary – “Accountability Collaboration Transparency”
  • David Rossi – “Accountability Collaboration Transparency”
  • Sanjay Sharma – “Kids Education First”
  • Brunia L. Pilet – “Kids Education First”
  • Fredrick Dande – “Kids Education First”

Collingswood

Only one incumbent appears on the ballot for the Collingswood Board of Education, and that’s Regan Kaiden. Kaiden is bracketed with challengers Christine Sheridan Celia and Mary Saverino under the slogan “Equity Engagement Experience.”

Unbracketed challengers Danie Moss-Velasco and Wiliam Johnson, who appears under the slogan “Children and Community,” round out the field.

Haddon Township

Only two incumbent Haddon Township Board of Education members will sit for re-election this fall: James Lex and Allison Rodman. Outgoing president Robert Brown will not appear on the ballot, which features only two candidates for three open seats.

Haddonfield

Four candidates are running for three open seats on the Haddonfield Board of Education this fall. Incumbent president Adam Sangillo and vice-president Susan Kutner are seeking re-election, but Glenn Moramarco, whose term expires this year, is not.

Challengers Satwick Seshasai and Roosevelt “Justin” Benford will join Sangillo and Kutner in vying for three open seats.

Haddon Heights

Three incumbents will seek re-election to the Haddon Heights Board of Education this fall: board president Kimberley Stuart and board members Trish Sheilds and Tina Gentile. Sheilds and Smith appear under the slogan “Responsible Leadership.

They’ll face challengers David Roeber, David Clapper, and Melissa Shannon.

Merchantville

Incumbent Merchantville Board of Education president Eliot Honigfeld and incumbent board member Marc Carcanague will sit for re-election this fall; no other candidate will appear on the ballot for the body’s third, open seat.

Oaklyn

Incumbent Oaklyn Board of Education members Denise Buczko, Matthew Hale, and Therese Marmion will face no balloted challenger for their seats this fall.

Pennsauken

There are no contested seats on the Pennsauken Board of Education this year. Incumbents Michael Hurley (unexpired term) and Diane E. Johnson are running with challengers Samer John Jarbouh-Rafeh and Scott La Vine under the slogan “Excelling Pennsauken Education.”

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