Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read BOE Candidates' Responses to LWV

The Plainfield League of Women Voters has compiled answers to three questions posed to school board candidates in advance of the April 14 candidates' forum.

Click here to read the questions and candidates' responses.

There are 14 candidates this year. Those vying for three three-year terms are 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. Candidates for a one-year unexpired term are Keisha Edwards, Carmencita Pile, Denise Riley and Clayton Tucker Sr. Tucker did not meet a LWV deadline for submission of responses.

The candidates' forum is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 14 at Emerson School, 305 Emerson Ave.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read all of the candidates' self-written mini-bios and responses to the LWV questions. I didn't find anything blatantly outrageous or blindingly brilliant, but I was able to weed out some candidates and elevate others. It's helpful that there are no photos or campaign hoopla to prejudice or distract. Perfect format? Nah, but very useful.

It would be a great idea (if it's legal under the fair use laws) if everyday Bernice, or perhaps Maria, would run the bio/responses of one candidate to increase exposure of the candidates information.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Bernice said...

I think the best thing is to take time and read the whole file. Sheets with this information will also be placed in public locations as well.
Besides, the April 20 election is in less than 14 days!
The April 14 forum is another opportunity to review candidates as individuals rather than members of slates. This is a traditional voter service activity of the League, which I joined after retiring from the newspaper.

9:48 AM  

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