Three new comers defeated established incumbents in the city’s board of education election Tuesday.
Kevin Michael Henry, Nakima Redmon, and Oshin Castillo won school board seats.
Redmon, a member of the city’s historic preservation commission, received the most votes with 2,836. Castillo, an administrative secretary, received 2,600 votes. And Henry, a deacon at the Ever Lasting Life Ministry, received 2,582, according to unofficial election results.
Henry became famous after he shouted “fix the public schools” at governor Chris Christie in 2013. The exchange was widely covered in local and state media.
Henry ran a silent campaign that bore fruit today. He did not attend a single candidate forums to discuss issues.
Incumbents Corey Teague and Errol Kerr suffered defeat at the hand of the newcomers. Kerr, a longtime school board member, received 2,141 votes while Teague received 2,095.
Jesus Castro received 1,559 votes.
As of this report 98.5-percent of the votes were counted.