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PEA President Throws Support Behind Phipps & Dr. Richardson-Miller in Board of Ed Race

Credits: Phipps & Richardson-Miller for Plainfield School Board Facebook page

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tera Phipps and Dr. Avania Richardson-Miller, candidates for the Plainfield Board of Education in the November 7th general election, are pleased to announce their endorsement by the Plainfield Education Association President, Eric E.Jones. Jones represents roughly 1,050 teachers, and other staff members within the Plainfield School District.

“These women understand the academic concerns of my members, the lack of current resources, the dysfunction of district leadership, and the only way things will EVER change is to ensure they have a seat at the table of governance," said Jones.

“We are delighted to have the support of Mr. Jones on our campaign,” said Phipps & Dr. Richardson-Miller in a joint statement. “As one of the most active union presidents in Union County today, he stands for transparency and strong leadership, something our district has lacked for such a long time."

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Phipps and Dr. Richardson-Miller are running with the support of Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, who is running for re-election in column A, on the November ballot.

"The Board of Education needs individuals who are committed toward working to eliminate the $8.5 million budget deficit, investing in our children and improving the morale of our school district. The people know that Tera and Avania are qualified, energetic and ready to take on the challenges of restoring our Board of Education. I am confident that the people of Plainfield will make the right decision by voting lines 2 & 3 for Phipps and Dr. Richardson-Miller on November 7th,” said Mapp.

For more information on the campaign, visit their Facebook page: Phipps & Richardson-Miller for Plainfield School Board.

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