SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - With Monday's filing deadline for the general election, local school board challengers and incumbents alike began to stretch their campaigns and warm up ahead of the race for November.
According to the Middlesex County Clerk, five candidates are vying for three seats on the South Brunswick Board of Education, with each carrying a term limit of three years.
Of the candidates, Stephen R. Parker, Barry Nathanson and Peter St. Vincent are incumbents, squaring off against newcomers Anilkumar C. Patel and Sonia C. Bhutra.
In Cranbury, incumbents Dominique Jones and Karen Callahan will attempt to retain their seats on the board, as they run against challengers Brian Barry, Michael C. Franke and Laurel S. Quinn.

According to the Cranbury Board of Education's website, board President Lynne Schwarz's term expires at the end of this year, however, she is not listed as a candidate by the county clerk's office.
According to the Middlesex County Clerk, there are three seats up for grabs in Cranbury, each having a term limit of three years.
Both districts have a nine-member Board of Education, according to their websites.