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6 Candidates to Vie For 2 Brick School Board Seats

Brick Township Board of Education/Schools (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick Township Board of Education/Schools (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A total of six candidates registered to run for a seat on the Brick Township Board of Education in November.

Neither of the incumbents who currently occupy the two seats – George White and Karyn Cusanelli – are seeking re-election.

The candidates who registered include:

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  • Victor Finamore, of Queen Ann Road
  • John J. O’Rourke, of West Lake Drive
  • Daisy Haffner, of Younger Street
  • Melita Gagliardi, of Havens Drive
  • Walter Campbell, of Mark Manor Road
  • Madeline Colagiovanni-Iannarone, of Hudson Drive

Both seats are full-three year terms on the board. The election is nonpartisan, meaning candidates do not run as a Republican, Democrat or Independent, however it is common for parties to back candidates for school board seats. As it stands now, the board majority is held by a four-member group – White, Stephanie Wohlrab, Victoria Pakala and Board President John Lamela – aligned with the Democratic party.