Millburn School Board Elects Waters and Truitt; Seats New School Body Members

Jeffrey Waters
Regina Truitt

MILLBURN, NJ - Jeffrey Waters, who served as president of the Millburn Board of Education in 2013, was reelected to that post on Monday as the township school body reorganized for 2014.

Joining Waters, who was first elected to the education board in 2008, will be Regina Truitt, who was elected Monday as the vice-president of the board.

Waters previously has served as vice-president of the board and finance chairman, while Truitt, who was elected to the board in 2011, this past year chaired the property and student liaison committees and served on the personnel, special education and program committees.

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The only hint of dissent during the evening occurred when Chase Harrison, elected in November to the year remaining in the unexpired term of Jean Pasternak, abstained on the reelection of Waters as board president.

Harrison was sworn in during Monday's meeting, as were John Westfall-Kwong, Emily Jaffe and Michael King.

Harrison, an 18-year-old senior at Millburn High School, is believed to be the youngest elected official currently serving in New Jersey.

After Pasternak resigned her seat last February, Westfall-Kwong was named by the board to fill the position until the end of 2013. He then was elected to a full three-year term in the November election.

Both Jaffe and King are newcomers to the board.

Incumbents Michael Birnberg and Rona Wenik were defeated in the November contest. Incumbent Lise Chapman did not seek another term.

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