Three candidates filed to run for three seats on the Lacey Township Board of Education, according to the county clerk’s office.
Two seats representing Lacey are up for grabs. Incumbents Vice President Eric Schubiger and board member Maureen Tirella are seeking re-election for the three-year terms.
Schubiger will be seeking a fourth term having been elected in 2003 while Tirella is seeking a second term, elected in 2010. Tirella is actually completing her fourth year having joined the school board on former board member Tom Pelcheski’s unexpired term.
Schubiger and Tirella face one challenger: Regina Discenza. Discenza has been running for school board on and off for approximately eight years, she said.
The candidates list is unofficial, as names can be challenged for four days after the filing deadline, which was at 4 p.m. today.
This would be the first year for a November school board election for the Lacey Township School District. All Ocean County School Districts, with the exception of Lakewood, from April to November as a result of a bill signed into law by Gov. Christie in January, which then Lacey voted to move the election locally.
As a result, Schubiger and Tirella's terms were extended through the rest of 2012, Board of Education President Jack Martenak previously said. The school board's reorganization will take place in January.
Candidates will be listed in a separate section of the November ballot, as school board elections are nonpartisan.
Continue to follow Lacey Patch as elections near for more information and candidate profiles.