The deadline for Westfield residents interested in considering a term on the Board of Education is Monday, July 27 at 4 p.m. when nominating petitions should be filed with the Office of the Union County Clerk in Elizabeth.
Please note that, at the time of publication, two bills are pending in the New Jersey legislature that would require an electronic process for the collection of petition signatures and their submission for elections during the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Westfield school board candidates should check with the Union County Clerk about current filing requirements.
The Westfield Board of Education will have three open seats in November. The two board members whose three-year terms are expiring on Dec. 31, 2020, are Kent Diamond and Peggy Oster. Additionally, the one-year unexpired term held by Brian Morrissey will expire on December 31, 2020, creating a three-year seat on the November ballot.
More information on the board election process, including the New Jersey School Boards Association’s (NJSBA) Candidate Kit, can be found under the Board section of the district website at www.westfieldnjk12.org.