Filing deadline nears for Montgomery Township school board candidates

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By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill Borough residents have 10 days left to file seek one of three seats on the Montgomery Township Public School District Board of Education.
The deadline to file is July 31. Nominating petitions, signed by 10 registered voters in Montgomery or Rocky Hill, must be turned in to the Somerset County Clerk’s Office in Somerville by 4 p.m. July 31.
The school board election is Nov. 7.
The three-year terms of Dale Huff, Amy Miller and Christine Witt are expiring. Huff and Miller are the Montgomery Township representatives, and Witt is the Rocky Hill Borough representative.
Candidates for the school board must be able to read and write, and hold U.S. citizenship. They must have lived in the school district for at least one year, and be registered to vote.
They may not have an interest in any contract or have a claim against the school board. They may not serve on the municipal governing body, and may not be disqualified from holding office because of conviction of certain crimes.