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Shorebeat to Begin ‘Candidate Profile’ Series Tuesday for Brick BOE, Council Races

An Ocean County, N.J. polling place sign. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

An Ocean County, N.J. polling place sign. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Beginning Tuesday morning, Brick Shorebeat will host its annual Candidate Profile series, which will last through Friday.

This year, there is a large number of candidates running in two important elections which will decide the majorities on both the township council as well as the Board of Education. A few weeks ago, we contacted each of the 12 candidates for school board and the nine candidates for township council, sent them a questionnaire about themselves and a number of specific questions revolving around issues in Brick Township and its school district.

The questions include topics ranging from the Foodtown lot, to concerns of overdevelopment in the township, to specific ideas and initiative to improve our students’ academic achievement. Council candidates were asked if they intend to take taxpayer-funded health benefits if elected (school board members do not qualify for salaries or benefits).

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We will publish three school board profiles per day, and two council profiles per day (with one extra). As we have done in the past, dating back to the Patch days, comments will be turned off on the articles to allow the profiles to be a civic-minded resource for voters rather than an anonymous debate stage.

We hope you will join us every morning from tomorrow through Friday for this very special series as we move closer to Election Day.