Four to Compete for Two Long Beach Township Seats on LBI School Board

Surf City Candidate Is Unopposed
Aug 15, 2018

During the General Election, on Nov. 6, taxpayers in Long Beach Township and Surf City will have the opportunity to vote for candidates to fill seats on the Long Beach Island Board of Education. The following three terms are ending: Colette Southwick, Long Beach Township; Tom Beaty, Long Beach Township; and Kristy Raber, Surf City.

July 30 was the petition filing deadline for all school board candidates. Southwick, the current board vice president, and Beaty are running to retain their seats. They will be opposed by Nathanial Colmer and Eileen Bowker.

As noted on the candidates list from the Ocean County Clerk’s Office, the aspirants’ slogans are as follows: Southwick, “Education and Community”; Beaty, “Dedication and Experience”; Colmer, “Education Not Construction”; and Bowker, “Making a Difference.”

Raber, meanwhile, is running unopposed.

The school board is comprised of nine members, four from Long Beach Township, two from Surf City, and one each from Ship Bottom, Harvey Cedars and Barnegat Light.

Those elected to the board will serve terms of three years.

To learn more about the LBI Board of Education, visit lbischools.org. Election information is available at clerk.co.ocean.nj.us. —J.K.-H.

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