Board of Education

Edison Board of Education Candidate Statement: Richard Brescher


1. Why are you running for Board of Education?

I am running for the Edison Board of Education to make a real difference for the taxpayers who fund our public schools, for children who attend them, and for the dedicated people who work there.

2. What do you hope to accomplish?

Sign Up for E-News

I want to improve our school district's transparency. Instead of only making public a minimal amount of information, I will push for all school board documents and records to be publicly available.

I intend to improve our district's financial accountability. I will carefully examine and publics question district spending practices and administrative decision. Then, ensure that truthful answers are provided to parents and the public.

I will work hard to ensure that the Edison School District receives its fair share of state aid, instead of simply accepting less aid than other smaller towns in our area receive now.

Finally, I am confident my extensive knowledge of construction and renovation, and my cost-saving experience will be beneficial to the Edison School District as it maintains, renovates and upgrades its facilities. Future upgrades and renovations school include state-of-the-art fire detection and fire suppression systems so that our students, faculty and staff have the safest possible learning environment.

3. About Richard Brescher

Born and raised in Edison, I am a product of our public school system and a John P. Stevens High School graduate. My wife June and I live across the street from my alma mater, and we are the proud parents of two children , Richard and Christopher who also attended Edison's public schools.

I am a founding partner in Manhattan-based Just About Building (JAB) Associates Inc., and I was founding principal of RK Associates in New York. These are construction management and general contracting firms that specialize in commercial, institutional and residential construction in the New Jersey-New York area.

Editor’s Note: All Board of Education candidates were contacted via email and were invited to submit statements for publication and answer the same two questions and share a little about themselves.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

February 19, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

New Brunswick Prisoner Reentry Site to Open Tuesday

February 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand Tuesday to open a new site on Livingston Avenue. 

McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening is set for 11 a.m. at  57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J.

Somerset Patriots Sign Frontier League All-Star RHP Randy McCurry

February 17, 2018

The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Randy McCurry for the 2018 season.

“I’m excited to play in the Atlantic League this year,” said McCurry. “It’ll be a transition for me but I am ready to face some really good competition and help the team win.”

McCurry enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...