Verona faces an almost unprecedented election season this spring. On April 27, we will vote on our school budget and fill one seat on the school board. On May 10, eight candidates will vie for three seats on the Town Council. This is your guide to the candidates and the election process.
Two key points to keep in mind. First, Dawn DuBois is running unopposed for the Board of Education seat. Steve Spardel’s name will appear on the ballot, but he has withdrawn his candidacy. Second, the three seats in the Town Council race are split between one two-year term and two four-year terms. Candidates had to file to run specifically for one term or the other, and we have listed them accordingly below. Click on the candidate’s name to be taken to their statement page, which includes links to their Web site, if they have one, and campaign events.
On May 3, MyVeronaNJ.com will hold a forum for you to meet all the Town Council candidates and hear their views on a wide range of issues important to Verona. The forum will be held in the Fellowship Hall of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit at 36 Gould Street, opposite the H.B. Whitehorne field. If you cannot attend in person, you can still participate because MyVeronaNJ.com will also be running the forum over a Webcast. We’ll be telling you more about how to use the Webcast soon. But you can already submit your questions for the candidates by clicking here.
MyVeronaNJ.com will not be endorsing any candidates in any race, ever. We believe that it is our job to present you with information about the candidates and issues. It is your job to make a decision and vote.
School Board: Dawn DuBois, candidate for a 3-year term
School Budget: Read the proposed budget here.
Town Council Election
Candidates for 2-year term (one seat)
Candidates for 4-year term (two seats)
Election Information Resources
New Jersey Division of Elections
Essex County Election Officials
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey
Verona’s Polling Places