Special Elections to be Held for Orange BOE

ORANGE, NJ – The city of Orange is going to the polls again to elect two new members for the Board of Education. The polls will be open Tuesday, March 28, from 1 to 8 p.m. Following the elections, the number of BOE members will increase from the current seven to nine, as the state requires in this type of district.

According to Orange clerk's office, the candidates for the eight-month term are: Derrick Henry, John Lasell, Courtne J. Thomas, Fred Vandermeer, Jr., Patricia A. Arthur, Francenria Elaine Moore, Mia Garrett, and Tisa Singleton. The candidates for the one year and eight months term are: Tyrone Jon Tarver, Thomas M. Wright, Celeste Newell, Terri A. Jackson, Elroy A. Corbitt, David Wright, Hashim Garrett, Melissa Kollar, Rachel G. Archelus, Anthony P. Johnson, and Maris Yurose Celestin.

The rest of the positions on the board will be filled by elected members on a staggered schedule when current board members' terms expire - two this November, three in 2018 and three in 2019, at which point the entire board will be made up of elected members.

The elections were postponed from the 14th to the 28th due to weather conditions.

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