UPDATED- July 29 - Mosley Uddin has announced that he submitted 564 signatures in his bid to have his name placed on the ballot in November as a candidate for the Paterson Board of Education. 12 signatures of Paterson voters are required.

"Education for our children in our public schools should be our top priority," said Uddin, who was accompanied by a group of supporters from Jalabad Masjid on Friday.

 

PATERSON, NJ- Lifelong Paterson resident Mosleh Uddin has announced his intention to seek a seat on the Paterson Board of Education. 

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Telling TAPinto Paterson that he has “always wanted to be involved in the community,” Uddin, a graduate of both JFK High School and William Paterson University, shared that his parents instilled in him the importance of obtaining an education, a value he carries still in his volunteer efforts, most notably within the growing Bangladeshi population. 

Uddin continued that he is involved in local youth sports programs that places a premium on the young athletes performing not just on the field, but also academically. 

“Education is essential for you our youth,” Uddin said. “I want to be the voice that is always heard for them.

Earlier this year four current members of the Board of Education, Vincent Arrington, Oisin Castillo, President; Nakima Redmon, Vice President; and Manny Martinez, Jr. declared to TAPinto Paterson their intentions to seek reelection.

Education activist Corey L. Teague, who served previously on the Board, has also announced that he is also seeking a return to the Board.

With Flavio Rivera’s resignation to assume the At-Large Council seat he was elected to on May 8 voters will be able to vote for up to five board members when they go to the polls on November 6.

In order to appear on the November ballot candidates must submit petitions with the signatures of 12 registered voters to the city clerk by Monday, July 30.