Final School Board Election Results
By Barbara A. Preston, Editor | NOVEMBER 30
The final results of the Montgomery Township School Board race, certified late this year because the pandemic and a primarily vote-by-mail election, are listed below. Seven candidates ran for three three-year terms on the Montgomery / Rocky Hill Board of Education. One candidate ran unopposed for a one year term. The winners are in bold.
1. Christina C. Harris - Incumbent (5,088 votes)
2. Cookie Franco-Herman (4,376 votes)
3. Zelda Spence Wallace (4,359 votes)
4. Ranjana R. Rao - Incumbent (3,673 votes)
5. Ali Batliwala (3,530 votes)
6. Biren Saraiya - Incumbent (2,755 votes)
7. Balaji Yegneswaran (1,814 votes)
— Patrick Todd won the uncontested one year term with 7,827 votes.
The winners are expected to be sworn into office at the Montgomery School Board organization meeting on Tuesday, January 5 at 7:30 pm. The new board will also elect a new president and vice president at this meeting.
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The school board consists of nine community members, elected on a staggered basis, who serve three-year terms of office without pay. Several board members resigned in 2020, including two board presidents Minkyo Chenette and Joanne Tonkin; and regular board members Jin Patel; and Amy Miller.