Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BOE Candidate Forum Today

The Plainfield Education Association is holding a candidates' forum today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Plainfield High School student cafeteria.

The field of candidates for three three-year terms includes three incumbents, Wilma Campbell, Martin Cox and Christian Estevez, and challengers Rasheed Abdul-Haqq, Mary Burgwinkle, Jaclynne Callands, Catherine Crittendon, Danielle Fletcher, Mahogany Hendricks and Renata Hernandez.

There is also an unexpired term caused by the departure of former board president Bridget Rivers to serve on the City Council. Candidates for the unexpired term are Keisha Edwards, Carmencita Pile, Denise Riley and Clayton Tucker Sr.

Although a dozen candidates have organized into three slates of four members each, Plaintalker urges voters to take a look at all 14 candidates as individuals first and pick the four people whom you feel will do the best job.

The three teams are Abdul-Haqq, Campbell, Hernandez and Edwards; Burgwinkle, Cox, Estevez and Pile; and Callands, Fletcher, Hendricks and Tucker. Crittendon and Riley are not on slates.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous pat turner kavanaugh said...

Bernice: for those unable to attend tonight or interested in more information, the League of Women Voters will hold its traditional candidates forum on Wednesday 14 April, 6:30 p.m. at Emerson School, off Leland and E. Third St. LWV will also post bios and answers to important questions on its website. More information the better, for Plainfield's children and teens. Pat

8:54 AM  
Blogger olddoc said...

How many besides my self find this hour inconvenient? The LWV at 6:30 is slightly better. I do not know when others eat dinner but I would think that this is family time 5:30-7 PM for many families.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous pat turner kavanaugh said...

Doctor Yood: we learned the answer for the early hour. This forum was intended for PEA members. League of Women Voters is resolutely for the public. And, I hope, we won't have to wend our way through pit bulls to reach the school door as I did at PHS today, three of them. I lean towards "watch cats." LWV, Wednesday, 14 April, 6:30 p.m., Emerson School. Pat

8:47 PM  

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