PLAINFIELD, NJ – Nine Plainfield residents filed petitions by the Monday deadline to run for three 3-year school board seats in the November 5 General Election.

Two of the seats are now held by Carmencita Pile and Lynn Anderson.  The incumbents are running with Mack F. Rice, Jr. on the For Our Children ticket.

Under a new state law passed on July 1, 2018, candidates are allowed to circulate petitions jointly, and two or more candidates can be bracketed together, using short, three-word maximum slogans. 

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The seat currently held by Eric Andrews, who beat out Dorien Hurtt for a 1-year unexpired term in the 2018 General Election, will also be filled.

Sherrill Cassett-Denny, Willie Pat Hembree, and Paulina Deleon are running on the Children First Team ticket.

Dorien Hurtt and Carolyn S. Thomas have also thrown their hats in the ring.

Residents will have many opportunities to learn more about the candidates, their backgrounds and the voting records of the incumbents when the election season gets underway.

Forums are typically held by the Plainfield League of Women Voters and the Plainfield Area NAACP before the election, and TAPinto Plainfield will invite those running to submit candidate statements.

Here is the full list of candidates.  Incumbents are marked with an asterisk.











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