Incumbents win Jersey City school board race

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The Education Matters slate of incumbent Jersey City Board of Education trustees bested the Change for Children slate of candidates, according to early unofficial Nov. 3 election results.

Current Board President Lorenzo Richardson, Vice President Gina Verdibello, and Trustee Lekendrick Shaw of the Education Matters ticket faced Asheenia Johnson, Sonia Cintron, and Karen Poliski of the Change for Children ticket.

The incumbents will keep their seats on the board for another three years.

According to the unofficial results from the Hudson County Clerk’s Office as of Nov. 3, a total of 133,728 voters cast ballots in the school board race.

Richardson received 21.3 percent of the votes with a total of 28,460 votes, Verdibello received 20.5 percent of the votes with a total of 27,364 votes, and Shaw received 18.7 percent of the votes with a total of 24,951.

Of the Change for Children slate,  Johnson received the most votes with 14.2 percent with a total of 19,019 votes, followed by Cintron with 13.5 percent of the votes with a total of 17,982, and Poliski with 11.8 percent of the votes with a total of 15,818.