Since the District screwed up the ballot positions,
you can click on this reminder, print it
and take it along with you to the polls.
Plainfield school board election is Tuesday, April 19, from 2:00 to 9:00 PM. Because of a screw-up on the District's part in the candidate lottery, you will find that the designations on the ballots do not match the numbers candidates drew in the ballot drawing conducted by the District. Just another reason why the move to April is a bad idea.
Let's review the lineup --
THE MORE-OF-THE-SAME TEAM
If you are happy with declining graduation rates, the lack of textbooks for English language learner (ELL) students, and frivolous spending on separate elections and billboards, be sure to vote for the Campbell-Moore team.
THE FOCUSED ON WHAT COUNTS TEAM
If, on the other hand, you think that the Board of Ed needs a real vision to lead the district to excellence, strict fiscal supervision to get rid of waste and abuse, and holding the Superintendent responsible for performance targets, vote for --
- Carmencita Pile (D)
- Dorien Hurtt (F)
- Lynn Anderson (H)
Of the two remaining candidates, Jackie Coley has run as a Wilma protege before, so you can count her as an extension of Wilma's team. Ms. Horton-Mays is friendly with former Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs -- if that's what you want, you know what to do.
Lynn, Dorien and Carmencita's friends and supporters will gather at their headquarters, 31 Watchung Avenue (next to Antojito's Restaurant) after the polls close at 9 PM as the numbers come in. All are cordially invited.
-- Dan Damon [follow]