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Final Count: Westfield School Board Election Day Outcome Holds

November 13, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – With provisional ballots tallied on Tuesday, the outcome of a school board race with six candidates running for three seats remained the same as that on Election Day, figures from the Union County Clerk’s Office show.

While the difference between winning incumbent candidate Charles Ostroff and fellow incumbent Robert Garrison, who lost, narrowed to 62 votes ...

Westfield School Board Race Outcome Hangs In Balance

The gap between incumbents Charles Ostroff and Robert Garrison narrowed to 65 votes on Friday, from the 98 vote difference garnered at the polls.

WESTFIELD, NJ – The outcome of a close school board race for three seats hangs in the balance as the Union County Board of Elections tallies mail-in and provisional ballots, county officials said.

Westfield voters' 3,796 mail-in ...

Election 2018: Westfield Votes Democratic in Federal, County Races

WESTFIELD, NJ – Turnout was strong on Election Day with 47.8 percent of the local electorate's 23,217 registered voters going to the polls.

Mirroring the pick across the Seventh Congressional District, Westfield voters favored Democratic newcomer Tom Malinowski with 6,523 votes over longtime incumbent Republican Rep. Leonard Lance’s 4,297 votes, according to the Union County ...

Westfield Picks 2 Incumbents, Newcomer In Big Money BOE Race

Updated: 11:15 a.m. Nov. 7

WESTFIELD, NJ – Two incumbents and one newcomer were elected to the three open school board seats on Tuesday in a race marked by significant financial backing, unofficial results show.

Incumbent candidate Gretchan Ohlig led the pack with 5,164 votes followed by newcomer Tara Oporto, with 4,206 votes and Charles Ostroff with 3,825 votes, results from the ...

7 Things To Know About New Voting Machines In Westfield

Updated: 1:43 p.m. Nov. 6

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Board of Elections is testing new voting machines in the town, before rolling them out to the rest of the county.

Nicole DiRado, administrator for the Union County Board of Elections, during a recent presentation, described how the new voting machines work and why Westfield’s voters are using them.

Here are the ...

Records Show Lopsided Funding In Westfield School Board Race

The incumbents’ campaign received a $10,700 boost from New Jersey labor union PACs.

WESTFIELD, NJ – Incumbent candidates running in Tuesday’s school board race are on track to raising significantly more money than their challengers, largely the result of one candidate’s affiliation with New Jersey labor unions, campaign finance reports show.

The Committee to Elect ...

Your Westfield Guide To The 2018 Election: Local, Federal, County Races

Updated: 10:05 a.m. Oct. 6

WESTFIELD, NJ – Residents will pick three candidates from among the six running for school board, vote in the hotly contested Seventh Congressional District race and choose new county government representatives on Tuesday.

Incumbent Board of Education candidates Robert Garrison, Gretchan Ohlig and Charles Ostroff face challengers Dennis Cariello, Simon ...

What Happened At Westfield BOE Candidates Forum? See Yourself

WESTFIELD, NJ – Next Tuesday, voters will choose among three of the six candidates running for Board of Education.

Dennis Cariello, Simon Cirasa, Robert Garrison, Gretchan Ohlig, Tara Oporto and Charles Ostroff are running for three-year terms on the school board.

The candidates squared off at a forum Oct. 24, during which they discussed the possibility of full-day kindergarten, ...

Election Afoot, NYU Expert To Talk In Westfield On Gerrymandering

WESTFIELD, NJ — Voter intent can be circumvented before the polling even starts, something that will be discussed later this week as part of a program to be held collaboration with the Network for Responsible Public Policy.

Yurij Rudensky, an attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, will lead the talk at Westfield High School on Thursday. A Yale graduate, ...

Objection At Candidates’ Forum in Westfield Riles Supporters

Updated: 4:53 p.m. Oct. 27

WESTFIELD, NJ – Boos could be heard from the crowd at a school board candidates’ forum earlier this week as the board’s president gave her final remarks, something her supporters have since latched onto in an effort to rally votes for the incumbent.

The booing, audible at what typically is a calm forum organized by the local Parent Teacher ...

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