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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

(BOE Race) Campbell Krew crushed in school board elections

With 33 of 34 districts reporting, the
Anderson-Hurtt-Pile team crushed Wilma's krew.

The Focused on What Counts Team gathers at
campaign headquarters. From left: outgoing board member
Deborah Clarke, Lynn Anderson, Dorien Hurtt, Carmencita
Pile, Emily Morgan and Mayor Adrian O. Mapp.

Anderson-Hurtt-Pile team crushed Wilma Campbell and her krew in Tuesday's school board election. The winners were backed by up-and-coming Union County Democratic figure Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp.

The image above is captured from the spreadsheet of returns kept at the candidates' headquarters. It shows the unofficial results with 33 of 34 districts reporting. The missing district, in the 4th Ward, is expected to contribute at most about 20 votes to each candidate.

Results are always preliminary until certified by the County Clerk.

Campbell team member James Plummer texted Mayor Mapp that though he was disappointed at his loss, he was extending congratulations and best wishes to the successful team. A class act! No one else from the Campbell slate was heard from.

This means that Lynn Anderson, Dorien Hurtt and Carmencita Pile will be replacing Campbell and Frederick Moore, Sr. Incumbent Deborah Clarke chose not to run.

The members-elect have set their sights on several issues --

  • Setting a vision for developing a District of excellence

  • Holding the Superintendent accountable for performance measures

  • Curbing waste and abuse with tight fiscal management

And you can be sure that one of the first things will be to make the meetings more friendly for parents, teachers and community members -- maybe even with a more friendly venue.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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