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HILLSBOROUGH: Eight school board hopefuls to run this November

With three expired terms and one unexpired term up for grabs on the Hillsborough Township Board of Education, the ballots will be crowded as eight people vie for those open seats this November.

According to information provided by the Somerset County Clerk’s Office, six individuals are running for the trio of three-year terms on the school board, while the remaining two will make a bid for a one-year stint.

Candidates had until July 30 to file their petitions to run with the county clerk. The school board election will take place during the general election on Nov. 6.

Incumbent member Deena Centofanti, whose term with the school board ends this December, did not file a petition to run. Current board members Brett Cooper, Dana Boguszewski and Christopher Pulsifer, however, are looking to retain their positions for another three years.

The group of incumbents will face opposition from Jane M. Staats, Lisa Maroun and Bonnie R. Kole.

Pulsifer is currently serving on the school board after he was chosen earlier this year to fill a vacancy left by Thomas Kinst, who cited changes in his professional life that pushed him to resign last December.

As for who will vie for a chance to serve out the remainder of Kinst’s term, perennial candidate Thomas J. Zobele will run against Joyce Eldridge-Howard.

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