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Teacher, Pre-School Owner, Labor Union Official File to Run for Brick BOE

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

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

Three candidates, including one incumbent, have filed to run for two available seats on the Brick Township Board of Education in November.

Monday was the filing deadline for candidates in the election, which is considered nonpartisan (though candidates are often aligned with a political party).

Incumbent board member John Barton, whose first term is up at the end of the year, is seeking re-election. Barton, a teacher, lives on Lake Shore Drive.

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His is being opposed by Jessica Clayton, who runs a pre-school from her home on Altier Avenue. Clayton is aligned with the Green Party.

Finally, Maria E. Foster of Commodore Drive, who is also Director of Government and Community Affairs at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 711, is seeking a board seat. Foster was also a Democratic appointee to the Board of Commissioners of the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority.

The terms of Barton and fellow board member Sharon Cantillo expire at the end of the year. Cantillo did not file to run for re-election.