Montgomery School Board Candidates 2021
Posted September 1, 2021
Four candidates have filed to run for four seats on the Montgomery Board of Education in the November 2 election. This is significantly different from last year, when eight candidates vied for three seats.
This year’s candidates for the three-year terms are: Martin “Marty” R. Carlson of Skillman; Maria Spina of Rocky Hill; and Patrick Todd of Montgomery. Richard Specht of Belle Mead is running for the one-year term.
The following board members’ terms will expire in December: Michael J. Morack Jr. of Montgomery; Antoine Yver of Rocky Hill; and incumbents Specht and Todd.
The school board is made up of nine seats. Elected members usually serve three-year terms. The board’s responsibilities include: setting and evaluating policy; establishing goals; overseeing that the district schools are well run by the administrators they have hired; and adopting a fiscally sound operating budget for the school district. Board members act on the superintendent’s recommendations, meet with civic groups, and receive input from parents, students, and community members.” ■
Candidates are listed below in alphabetical order.
Please click each link to read their profiles.
Marty Carlson, Skillman — Seeking a 3-year-term
Network Security, Verizon Wireless
Maria Spina, Rocky Hill — Seeking a 3-year-term
Math Specialist, New Brunswick Public Schools
Richard Specht, Belle Mead —Seeking a 1-year-term
IT Consultant, Retired
Patrick Todd, Montgomery Twp — Seeking a 3-year-term
Associate Director, Test Security, The College Board