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Two incumbents, newcomer win seats on Colts Neck school board

COLTS NECK – Kimberly Raymond, Kevin O’Connor and Marci Klein have been elected to the Colts Neck K-8 School District Board of Education.

Raymond and O’Connor, both of whom currently serve on the board, and Marci Klein, a newcomer, won three-year terms in the Nov. 6 election. The new terms will begin on Jan. 3.

According to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, Raymond received 2,297 votes, O’Connor received 1,906 votes and Klein received 1,744 votes to claim the seats. The election results are unofficial until they are certified by the county.

Following the election, Raymond said, “I appreciate the confidence the community has shown in me by voting me in for another three-year term. I plan to continue working hard for the children of the Colts Neck township schools.”

Klein said, “I would like to thank all the voters for electing me to the board. As a school board member, it is my responsibility to ensure the school district is responsive to the values, beliefs and priorities of the community. I promise to work collaboratively with fellow board members, teachers, administrative staff and the superintendent to make decisions that will best serve all the students in the district.”

O’Connor could not be reached for comment.

Richard Klein, a newcomer, received 1,229 votes in an unsuccessful bid for a seat on the school board.

In other election news, incumbent Republicans J.P. Bartolomeo and Frank Rizzuto won three-year terms on the Colts Neck Township Committee. Bartolomeo received 3,422 votes and Rizzuto received 3,443 votes, according to results posted online by the county clerk’s office. The election results are unofficial until they are certified by the county. Republicans hold all five seats on the governing body. Bartolomeo and Rizzuto ran unopposed on Nov. 6.

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