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Statement from Nureed Saeed Campaign Team

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Kelly Quirk, Nureed Saeed's campaign manager, has released the following statement:

South Orange Board of Trustee Race Too Close to Call

On May 9th, 2017 South Orange Resident’s took the polls to vote for Board of Trustees. Three vacant positions were sought by 4 candidates. Nureed Saeed ran as an independent in the non partisan race, against the establishment slate of Walter Clarke (incumbent), Steve Schnall (incumbent) and Karen Hilton (challenger). As of early morning, May 10th, the county website indicated a clear win for Hilton and Clarke, and a 22 vote edge for Mr. Schnall.

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Ms. Saeed is waiting for the official county results and the provisional ballots to be counted.

“I congratulate Ms. Hilton and Mr. Clarke on their wins. One of the major platform pieces I ran on was increasing transparency and inclusion in our town. I think its important that every vote is counted for both transparency sake and to ensure every voters voice is included. The county will need some time to look at provisional ballots. With the concerns over the printing from machines in district 9, and the need to go to paper ballots at Marshall for a period in the morning, I believe it proper to wait for the release of the official count, with regards to myself and Mr. Schnall, “ said Saeed.

“Regarding our performance, we were a small but dedicated team that volunteered and ran a great campaign. We focused on the issues and brought forward a conversation about what true inclusion can look like. And we activated voters who have never voted in a municipal election before and thought it was important. The fact that one independent candidate can be this close in an election taking on a well-connected establishment slate, should serve to bolster other independent candidates who chose to run,” said Saeed.

County results should be available within a few days.

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