2013-07-11 / Schools

Seven will vie for three seats on Old Bridge school board

By THOMAS CASTLES
Staff Writer

OLD BRIDGE — The stage is set for the 2013 Old Bridge Board of Education election, which will be part of the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

Three seats, each involving a three-year term, are up for grabs.

Two of those seats currently belong to board members Eugene Donofrio and Fred Colabella, who are not seeking re-election. Colabella was appointed last year to fill an unexpired term.

The remaining seat is that of board President Andrew Gonzalez, 23, a recent graduate of Rutgers University and member of the Old Bridge High School Class of 2008, who is seeking re-election.

Board members Matt Sulikowski and Frank Weber are both seeking seats on the Old Bridge Township Council — Sulikowski as a Democrat and Weber as a Republican. If either is successful in that capacity, they must resign their seats on the school board.

Four of the seven board candidates bring experience to the table: Mark Palehonki, Annette Tunyla Hopman and David Josselyn are all former board members, and Nancy Mongon is the school district’s former business administrator.

The two remaining candidates are Balwinder Singh and Jeffrey Dynof.

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