Robinson Rondon has edged incumbent Vincent Arrington in the school board race after provisional ballot count on Monday afternoon.
Police officer Eddy Pichardo lost his early lead to Eddy Olivares on Friday in the school board race for a one-year unexpired term, according to unofficial election results.
A Hudson County super PAC sent out a last-minute mailer to municipal voters on Friday to sway the 17-person school board race in favor of the majority incumbent ticket.
School board candidate Mosleh Uddin was denied a police job after a background check uncovered dozens of moving violations, according to municipal officials.
School board candidates Ramon Joaquin and Eduardo Lanchipa falsely claimed to have attended “all” Board of Education meetings over the past six months in a voter guide distributed to the public on Monday night.
Five candidates were endorsed by the Paterson Education Association, the teachers’ union, on Monday afternoon, giving them a boost in the 17-person race.
Some of the challengers in the 17-person school board race struggled to answer questions at the first Board of Education election debate last Thursday.