NEW BRUNSWICK – Three incumbent school board members Tuesday won their bids for new three-year terms on the school district’s governing body.
Board members Edward Spencer, Diana Solis and Ronald Hus easily finished on top in a field of seven candidates.
They were the victors with less than 4 percent of registered voters going to the polls. New Brunswick has 20,261 registered voters. Only 803 voters pulled the lever yesterday, equal to 3.96 percent of the electorate.
According to the unofficial numbers from the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office, Spencer led all candidates with 462 votes, followed by Solis with 423, and Hus with 371.
They defeated Jad Kaado, who received 274, Nancy love with 239, Jerry Mercado with 198 and Yesnia Media-Hernandez with 150.
These numbers do not include totals from provisional ballots, the clerk’s office said.
Voters also overwhelmingly approved a $30.6 million tax levy for the school budget, with 405 voting for that amount and 101 voting against.
The school board oversees a total budget of slight more than $200 million – much of it in state aid – to operate the city’s 14 schools, which have about 1,350 full-time employees.