Three Candidates Enter School Board Race
Mahwah will have another uncontested school board election this year, but the make up of the board will change
For the second year in a row, Mahwah will hold uncontested school board elections. Three candidates have filed petitions to run for three available seats on the board, according to information released Thursday by the County Clerk’s office.
Current board members John Dolan and Christine Davis will seek reelection this November. The third seat up for grabs is currently held by Candace Larson, who did not file petitions with the county clerk to run this year. Instead, newcomer John Ebanietti, has filed to put his name on the ballot.
“I am at a point in my life where I asked myself, ‘what can I give back?’’ Ebanietti, a 20-year resident, said. “I believe what our school system has to offer our kids in richer than a pot of gold, and the board has done a really good job with that. Now, I can afford to be a bigger part of it, in terms of time I can dedicate to the district.”
For the first time this year, school board elections will be held in November, instead of April. The shift was part of a decision made by the board earlier this year to eliminate the annual school budget vote and schedule elections to fall in line with other local, state and national government elections.
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