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Montgomery School Board Candidates 2021

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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

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