The Westside Citizens United, in cooperation Trinity Episcopal Church, will host an Asbury Park School Board Election Candidate’s Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Six candidates are vying for three available three-year seats. They include, in order of ballot position:
• James Famularo of Park Ave, a former BOE member and former city employee who works as a substitute teacher
• Eric Pinckney of Deal Lake Drive, an Asbury Park Press employee who founded the annual Pink Prom benefit in the city
• Felicia Simmons of Seventh Ave, a current BOE member
• Stephen Williams of Central Ave, a current BOE member
• Carol Jones of Bond Street, a current BOE member
• Joe Grillo of Cookman Ave, Chair of the Asbury Park Democratic Organization who is Director of Development for the New Jersey Audubon Society
The forum is being held to help educate voters on the candidates’ platform.
The Board of Education election will be held from noon to 8 p.m. April 25.
Voters will also cast ballots to approve the district’s $82,193,678 budget that will result in a $29 increase for the average homeowner.
The event will be moderated by Asbury Park Sun editor/writer Michelle Gladden. Submit your questions for the candidates through 8 p.m Tuesday via [email protected].
Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 503 Asbury Avenue. For more about the Westside Citizens United, visit their Facebook page here.
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