Happening today: Newark Public School Elections

Newark Public Schools elections (2015)

Newark is conducting its public schools election today. Ballotpedia, which is a stunningly informative resource, has the details:

Three seats on the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board are up for general election on April 21, 2015.

At-large incumbents Marques-Aquil Lewis, DeNiqua Matias and Rashied McCreary’s seats are up for election, but only Lewis filed to seek re-election.

Lewis faces the following seven challengers: Natasha Alvarado, Veronica Branch, Dashay Carter, Crystal Fonseca, Ronnie Kellam, Charles Love III and Sheila Montague. Mayor Ras J. Baraka formed and endorsed the “Children First Team” slate of Lewis, Carter and Fonseca.

Michael Diaz and Ivan Holmes also filed to run in this election but will not appear on the ballot. Holmes withdrew from the race while Diaz was disqualified from it.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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