JERSEY CITY - Sixteen people filed to run in the April 20 Jersey City Board of Education election as of Monday's deadline.
The election is to fill three seats on the nine-member board as members serve staggered three-year terms. The responsibilities of board members include voting on school policy and approving annual the school district budget.
The 16 candidates running for election are: Kevin Armstrong, Sebastian D'Amico, L. Terry Dehere, Evelyn Farmer, Carol L. Lester, Gerald Maurice Lyons, Gerald McCann, June A. Mulqueen, John R. Muniz, Marimer Navarrete, Aura Ordonez, Hiral Patel, Anthony Sharperson, Angel Valentin, Sterling Waterman, and Arthur Zigman.
Dehere, McCann and Valentin are the incumbents running for another term.
However, the list could shrink as candidates have until this coming Monday, March 8, to withdraw their names from contention. - RK