HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Board of Education appears to be the place to be for potential candidates in 2019. Fully seven candidates are running to serve on the three available seats that are up for grabs.

This year, the incumbents are Chiung-Yin Liu, Mike Sockol and Lori Ammirati. Liu recently defeated Deputy Mayor Mike Nikolis in the republican primary for Holmdel Township Committee so she did not file for the board and will be on the Township Committee ballot with Mayor Eric Hinds in November.

Sockol and Ammirati both filed for re-election.

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Also in the running are former board of education members John Martinez as well as Joe Hammer. Hammer was narrowly defeated last year by newcomer Brian Foster. Lifelong Holmdel resident and Holmdel High School graduate Elizabeth Urbanski is in the running as well as newcomers Rocco Impreveduto and Jaimie Hynes. If all the declared candidates stay in the race, it will be an exciting election to watch this year. Holmdel is in the middle of their 40 million Vision 2020 referendum and manage a budget in excess of 50 million. The highest three vote getters out of the seven will be seated in January. 

The Board of Education meets on Wednesday July 31st at 7Pm at the Satz School. In addition to other business, the meeting will provide and update to the public on the referendum, including:

  • Door Replacement (Indian Hill & Village)
  • Field Reconstruction (Satz/High School)
  • Interior Renovations and Exterior Site Renovations (Indian Hill & Village)
  • Exterior Site Additions & Renovations and Interior Alterations (Satz & High School) 

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