Long Branch — It’s election time for the Long Branch Board of Education. The three incumbents whose terms are up are seeking reelection: James Parnell, Allan Menkin and Armand R. Zambrano Jr.
They are being challenged this year by two people, Rose Marie Widdis, who was a board member for many years under the previous administration, and David Allan Brown.
A forum for candidates to express their positions and platforms for the citizens of Long Branch moderated by the Red Bank Area League of Women Voters will be held on October 30 (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Long Branch Middle School, 350 Indiana Avenue.
The forum is being held in the George Beaver Auditorium and is sponsored by the Long Branch School Employees Association. Following the event a coffee and dessert reception will be held.
While it is sponsoring the event, the LBSEA has said in a statement they are remaining non-partisan, and not endorsing any candidate this election. Instead, they are holding the forum to let the public make an choice on an important issue.
LBSEA President Paul Eschelbach states, “Education is one of the most important aspects of our society. Local citizens need to hear the issues from the candidates, and see the candidates in person, especially in a year like this one where several candidates are running for a limited number of seats.”
Board of Education elections are held on Election Day, November 4.