The results are in in these three Hudson County communities.
An incumbent and two newcomers appear to have won three seats on the Hoboken Board of Education.
Incumbent board member Thomas Kluepfel, one of his two running mates, Malani Cademartori, and Ailene McGuirk won three-year terms on Tuesday, according to preliminary results from the Hudson County clerk’s office.
With 19 percent of the vote, incumbent John Madigan, who ran on Kluepfela and Cademartor’s “Hoboken Proud” ticket did not garner enough votes to keep his seat on the eight-member board.
McGuirk, who ran solo on the “All Our Kids” slate, is a Connors Elementary School parent and co-chair of the school’s PTO.
With 98 percent of the districts reporting, Cademartori had the most votes (6,066), while Kluepfel was second with 6,058 votes. McGuirk led Madigan by 211 votes.
Secaucus Board of Education
Barbara Strobert, Mary Eccles and incumbent Joan Cali won three-year terms on the Secaucus Board of Education, edging out incumbents Louis Giele and Norma Hanley and Enrico Bolognino.
Strobert, a former member of the town’s school board and professor of educational leadership at Seton Hall University, was the top vote-getter with 1,851.
Cali, the board’s vice president, ran solo on the “Children First” slate and worked as a teacher and counselor at Secaucus Middle School. She received the second-highest vote total with 1,777
Eccles, who manages a private dental office, has been involved in the district for years as a parent volunteer. According to preliminary election results, Eccles (1,542 votes) edged out Giele by 174 votes. Bolognino received 1,255 votes.
West New York Board of Education
Led by the wife of U.S. Rep. Albio Sires, the “Your Children’s Future” slate captured all three seats that were up for grabs on the West New York school board Tuesday.
Adrienne Kole-Sires, Joseph F. Rodriguez and incumbent Jonathan Castaneda won three-year terms on the nine-member board, besting six other candidates.
Kole-Sires, a former board president and former district assistant superintendent, was the top vote-getter with 3,035 votes. Rodriguez, who also previously served on the town’s school board, received 2,744 votes, while Castaneda got 2,754 votes, according to preliminary election results from the Hudson County clerk’s office.
Lorena E. Portillo, the other incumbent in the race, claimed just 7 percent of the vote.
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