Election Profile: Ira Thor For Howell Township Board Of Education

HOWELL, NJ – Four seats are up for grabs on the Howell Township Board of Education, according to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.

For the full-term race (with three seats open), board vice president Albert “Al” Miller, Dr. Denise M. Lowe, Ira Thor, and Stephen Dobbins will be campaigning for a seat. Thor, Lowe and Miller are current members seeking to maintain their spots, while Dobbins is a newcomer slated to challenge the incumbents. Current board member Laurence Gurman is also running unopposed for a two-year unexpired term.

Thor is a Howell resident of over 10 years and father of three children, all of whom have attended or are currently attending Howell Township schools. The incumbent has over 20 years of higher education experience, with wife Kathryn touting more than 20 years of experience in special education.

Thor is the Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations at

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Brick Township School Board Election 2020: Jessica Clayton

BRICK, NJ — When voters go to the polls Nov. 3, they will be asked to choose two people to serve on the Brick Township Board of Education.

There are five people seeking those two seats, which are volunteer, unpaid three-year terms on the board.

Patch asked each candidate to answer questions to give voters information about who they are and their stances on various issues. We are printing their responses in full, unedited except for spelling or punctuation.

Here are the answers from Jessica Clayton, who is seeking re-election and running solo under the slogan Fighting For Funding.

Previous elective office, if any:

Board of Education in Brick

Does anyone in your family work for the school district or in politics?

I have a bachelor’s in History and English from Rutgers University and completed a Preschool through Third Grade graduate certification program at Montclair State University


In-Home Family

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