NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Updated Board of Education voting results show that the three incumbents continue to lead.
New Beginnings for New Brunswick running mates Edward Spencer (394), Jennifer Sevilla (387) and Diana Solis (382) are seeking re-elected to the board.
They lead challengers Linda Stork (293), Jenifer Garcia Pelaez (259) and Matthew Rivera (250), who ran under the Students First banner.
The results provided to TAPinto New Brunswick by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on Monday evening are unofficial.
The residents of New Brunswick went to the polls Tuesday, April 20, to vote on the three Board of Education seats up for grabs. Mail-in ballots were counted if they arrived at the Board of Education by April 22 so long as they are postmarked by April 20.
Solis has been elected by her peers on the 11-person board as the president the past two years. She is a human services aide for the Middlesex County Board of Social Services. She studied early childhood education at Rutgers and has children enrolled in the school district.
Spencer is the superintendent of the city’s recreation department. He is a former member of the Middlesex County Juvenile Justice Committee and the Middlesex County Equal Opportunity Corporation.
Sevilla has been working with children in the field of behavior, mental health and risk prevention. She is a graduate of New Brunswick High School and serves as the vice chair on the New Brunswick Community Arts Council.
There were four write-in votes.
The proposed 2021-22 school year budget has received 495 votes to approve it and 117 against.