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Gallagher, Rec, Lobron Off School Boards

Chester Borough sees no one file for new, open seat on West Morris Regional School Board.

As a result of local school board elections being moved to November in conjunction with the Presidential vote, incumbents and those seeking a spot on their respective boards were required to file to run by June 5.

On the Washington Township Board of Education, there were three seats up for re-election, held by Perry Kwok, , and .

According to the Morris County Clerk’s Office on Tuesday, only Kwok had filed to run for re-election for a three-year seat.

Rec and Gallagher's terms will expire on Dec. 31 and are scheduled to keep their seats until then.

The school board voted to move its election earlier this year by a tally of 6-3.

On the West Morris Regional School Board, where four of the five Washington Township representative seats were up for grabs, including those held by David Lobron, Joseph Galayda, Tom Richar and John Meyer, only three of the incumbents filed for re-election.

All but Lobron filed for re-election out of Washington Township. Galayda and Meyer are up for three-year terms, while Richar is running for a one-year term.

Lobron's term will end on Dec. 31 and he is scheduled to keep his seat until that time.

But, this year, because of a , one of Washington Township’s seats was being eliminated in favor of adding a representative from Chester Borough.

The new structure would give Mendham Township and Mendham Borough one representative each, four from Washington Township, two from Chester Township, and one from Chester Borough to complete the board of nine.

But no one from Chester Borough filed to run for the open, three-year seat, according to the clerk’s office.

Just Sayin' June 05, 2012 at 09:05 PM
So are there other candidates?
Domino June 05, 2012 at 11:26 PM
So after the last 18 months of impassioned pleas by former and present Chester Boro township committee members such as Val Schloesser and Janet Hoven; letters to the Exec. County Superintendent from Charlene Arrington; demands to the NJDOE from Jamie Button: Give Chester Boro a voice on the West Morris Board of Education! Let our voices be heard on the BOE! Stop denying us our fair representation! After all of this talk, how many people submitted petitions for the new board seat? 0 0 0 Never mind....
Jason Koestenblatt June 06, 2012 at 12:09 AM
@Leta - No, there are no other candidates that have filed, according to the County Clerk's office. Sorry if that wasn't clear in the story, and thanks for the comment!
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