Meet The Candidate: Sarah Mehrotra For State Board Of Education

WASHINGTON, DC — In addition to voting for president and vice president of the United States in the Nov. 3 general election, voters in Washington, D.C., will choose a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives; at-large member of the D.C. Council; member of the D.C. Council for wards 2, 4, 7 and 8; U.S. senator; U.S. representative; at-large member of the State Board of Education; member of the State Board of Education for wards 2, 4, 7, and 8; and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner.

Sarah Mehrotra, 28, is a data and policy analyst at The Education Trust. She is running for the Ward 2 seat on the State Board of Education.

As part of its coverage of the 2020 election, Patch has asked candidates in select races in D.C. to fill out a questionnaire to describe why they think they’re the best person to fill the job they’re running for.

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Candidate Profile: Karen Lemon For Princeton Board Of Education

PRINCETON, NJ – A recently retired AT&T executive, Karen Lemon is an experienced leader and mentor, who has led inclusion and diversity teams. Lemon is currently vying for a seat in Princeton School district’s Board of Education. She wants to make the Princeton School District affordable for all students and foster an environment of inclusivity and diversity.

Read below to learn more about Lemon and her platform for the upcoming elections in Princeton.

Name – Karen Lemon

Age (as of Election Day) – 57

Position Sought – Princeton Public School Board of Education

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government? No

Education –

Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics Education

Occupation –

Retire executive from AT&T

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office – None

Campaign website –

www.jlhforboe.com

Why are you seeking elective office?

I want to work collaboratively as part of the Board of Education to

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Meet Eboni-Rose Thompson, Candidate For State Board Of Education

WASHINGTON, DC — In addition to voting for president and vice president of the United States in the Nov. 3 general election, voters in Washington, D.C., will choose a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives; at-large member of the D.C. Council; member of the D.C. Council for wards 2, 4, 7 and 8; U.S. senator; U.S. representative; at-large member of the State Board of Education; member of the State Board of Education for wards 2, 4, 7, and 8; and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner.

Eboni-Rose Thompson is a 33-year-old portfolio manager for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. She is running for the Ward 7 seat on the State Board of Education.

As part of its coverage of the 2020 election, Patch has asked candidates in select races in D.C. to fill out a questionnaire to describe why they think they’re the best person to fill the job they’re

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Meet LaJoy Johnson-Law, Candidate For State Board Of Education

WASHINGTON, DC — In addition to voting for president and vice president of the United States in the Nov. 3 general election, voters in Washington, D.C., will choose a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives; at-large member of the D.C. Council; member of the D.C. Council for wards 2, 4, 7 and 8; U.S. senator; U.S. representative; at-large member of the State Board of Education; member of the State Board of Education for wards 2, 4, 7, and 8; and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner.

LaJoy Johnson-Law, a 32-year-old parent support specialist, is running for the Ward 8 seat on the State Board of Election.

As part of its coverage of the 2020 election, Patch has asked candidates in select races in D.C. to fill out a questionnaire to describe why they think they’re the best person to fill the job they’re running for.

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Candidate Profile: Yash Pandya For Edison Board Of Education

EDISON, NJ — At 25, Yash Pandya is this year’s youngest candidate to run for a seat in the hotly contested Edison Board of Education elections.

A recent graduate of the town’s public school system, Pandya believes he has a lot to contribute when it comes to the betterment of the school district and students. He thinks school overcrowding is a concern and presents a plan to tackle the issue.

Pandya hopes his candidacy inspires young men and women to get involved in the community.

Read below to learn more about Pandya and his platform for the upcoming elections in Edison.

Name – Yash Pandya

Age (at the time of election) – 25

Position sought – Edison Board of Education

Education – Bachelor’s in Supply Chain and Concentration in Management Information Systems from Rutgers University – Business School

Previous or Current or Appointed Office – No

Why are you seeking

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Get To Know Parsippany Board Of Education Candidate Matt DeVitto

PARSIPPANY, NJ—In less than a month, one of the most heated elections in our history will take place. Parsippany’s School Board race features six candidates vying for three, three-year terms. Get to know Matt DeVitto, one of the candidates:

Bio: I am a life-long New Jersey resident & have been a resident of Parsippany in the Lake Intervale section since December of 2014. One of the reasons we moved to Parsippany was because we enjoyed living here previously in Lake Hiawatha and in addition, the good ratings of the township’s public schools.

I have been a network engineer for 21 years with FIS Global, a financial services company. I feel today’s children need a good grasp of today’s modern technology to further many of today’s academic goals.

I am active in intramural sports in town coaching with the Parsippany Soccer Club and Par-Troy West Little League baseball. I do

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Candidate Profile: Jean Durbin for Princeton Board Of Education

PRINCETON, NJ — Princeton resident Jean Durbin is running for a seat on the Board of Education this Nov. 3. A graduate of Temple University’s law school, Durbin has been serving as an attorney in the Office of Finance and Treasury at Princeton University.

Durban identifies many pressing issues faced by the school district, including educating children in the midst of a pandemic, reckoning with past racial injustice among other challenges. She brings with her a background in social work, policy and law, which she feels could help the school district in achieving many of its future goals.

Read below to learn more about Durban and her platform for the upcoming elections in Princeton Township.

Name – Jean Durbin

Age (as of Election Day) – 52

Position Sought – Board of Education

Family – Husband, Jon, and two sons who have gone through Princeton Public Schools since Kindergarten. One is

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Candidate Profile: Becky Hamman, Stamford Board Of Education

STAMFORD, CT — The 2020 election is heating up in Connecticut and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Eyes are primarily focused on the presidential election, but every state representative and senate seat is up for grabs. All five of Connecticut’s congressional seats are up for grabs as well.

There are 151 seats in the state House of Representatives and 36 in the state Senate. Democrats currently hold majorities in both chambers with a 91 to 60 lead over Republicans in the House and a 22 to 14 lead in the Senate.

Connecticut Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near.

Becky Hamman, a Stamford resident, is running for re-election to the city’s Board of Education.

Age: 58

Party affiliation: Republican Party

Family: My husband, Dale, and I have resided in

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Candidate Profile: Ernest Kregeloh For Edison Board Of Education

EDISON, NJ — Lifelong Edison resident, Ernest Kregeloh has been a student in the town’s public school system and now running for a seat in the Board of Education.

A teacher for 22 years in Edison, Kregeloh studied at local schools before going on to receive his B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.A. in teaching from Monmouth University. Although he has never held public office before, Kregeloh has been involved with the school system, which he says makes him suitable for the job.

Read below to learn more about Kregeloh and his platform for the upcoming elections in Edison.

Name – Ernest Kregeloh

Age (at the time of election) – 52

Position sought – Edison Board of Education Member

Education:

Edison Public Schools K-12 (Lincoln Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High and Edison High School)

Rutgers University (B.A.)

Monmouth University (M.A. in teaching)

Previous or Current or Appointed Office

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GOP Candidate Gov. Eric Holcomb On COVID-19, Racial Inequity And Education

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with each candidate to discuss the race’s big issues.

Brandon Smith: I want to start with the thing that’s dominated all of our lives for the last six months, which I’m sure you can guess is COVID-19. Looking back over the last six months, then, is there any changes you would make – what would you change about the state’s response to the pandemic?

Gov. Eric Holcomb: Well, I certainly wouldn’t change how proud I am of the way that three different sectors all came together in a real quickness and focus. And that is, the nonprofit sector, the private sector and the government sectors – and I’m not just

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