BELMAR/LAKE COMO — Four candidates have filed petitions to run for three seats on the Belmar Board of Education, while one school board incumbent is being challenged in Lake Como.

In Belmar, three incumbents are seeking re-election to three-year terms — board president Cherie Adams, board vice president Joanne Gray and Aileen Byrne-Fahy — as newcomer Antoinette Raucci is looking to unseat one of them on the 10-member body.

Lake Como school board member Mary Louise Underhill is vying for a full three-year term in a contested race with newcomer Michele Cartaya. Last year, Underhill was elected to fill a one-year unexpired term on the five-member body, while Cartaya made an unsuccessful bid in 2017.

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All candidates filed their nominating petitions by the July 29 deadline. School board elections will be held on Tuesday, November 5.

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