12 residents will seek seats on Lawrence Board of Education

Twelve Lawrence Township residents have filed nominating petitions to run for open seats on the Lawrence Township Public Schools Board of Education. The field includes four incumbents.

The filling deadline to appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot was July 30.

Current board members Dana Drake, Jo Ann Groeger, Joyce Scott and Kevin Van Hise have filed to run for re-election.

Drake, Fairfield Avenue, is seeking to complete an unexpired two-year term on the board. She was appointed to an open seat earlier this year and is running to complete the term.

She is being challenged by former board member Glenn Collins, Bear Fort Way; Becky Jo Pierro, Craven Lane; and Nicolas Zuluaga, Shirley Lane.

Groeger, Temple Terrace; Scott, Drift Avenue; and Van Hise, Federal City Road, are running for re-election. The terms they are seeking are for three years.

Heather Camp, Branchwood Court; Tam Ngo, Titus Avenue; Jennifer Perry, Quince Court; Adena Romeo-Ratliff, Lawrence Road; and Keva Stewart, Hopatcong Drive, are also seeking three-year terms on the board.