Newark Board of Education Election Candidate Ballot Announced | #Education

NEWARK, NJ – Candidates on the ballot who will be running for open seats on the Newark Board of Education this April were announced on Wednesday.

District officials held a ballot drawing for school board candidates who will be vying for 3-year and 1-year terms on the board.

Four candidates running on the Moving Newark Schools Forward Ticket include: Dawn Haynes, Vereliz Santana, Asia Norton and Daniel Gonzalez. 

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The candidates on the ballot are as follows:

3-year term candidates:

  • Dawn Haynes                                     
  • Vereliz Santana                                   
  • Asia Norton
  • Phil Wilson
  • Nadirah Brown
  • Yolanda Johnson

1-year term candidates:

  • Sheila Montague 
  • Daniel Gonzalez 

School board elections will be held on April 20 with one question on the ballot for voters whether to approve the Newark Public Schools District Budget for the upcoming school year. 

Essex County officials said the last day for registration and transfer (21 days prior to election), March 30, and the last day to apply by mail for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot (7 days prior to election), April 13. 


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