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2019 South Orange BOARD OF TRUSTEES Candidate Roundup

Top l to r: (Stacey Trimble Borden, Ed Grossi and Matt Wonski of SO Forward; Middle l to r: Ed Moore, Bobby Brown and Toshie Davis of Brown, Davis & Moore for BOT; Bottom l to r: Summer Jones, Bob Zuckerman and Donna Coallier of Your Voice, Our Village.

Back by popular demand, it’s our pre-election roundup to help voters find all content related to the upcoming South Orange municipal election in order to make an informed choice.

This season, we’re doing two roundups for the May 14 South Orange municipal election: one for the Board of Trustees candidates and one for the Village President candidates.

Here’s the roundup for the candidates for Trustee:

Nine candidates are running for three positions on the 6-person Board of Trustees. Terms are for 4 years. You can vote for any of the three candidates (you are not confined to a slate). Click each name to see the candidate’s individual profile:

The 9 candidates are running on three slates, although voters are allowed to vote across any slate for the candidate(s) of their choice. Click on each slate to see the campaign’s website and platform:

VIDEO: Candidates Forums

The candidates participated in two forums that were videotaped by Mary Mann of Village Green and Joy Yagid of SOMAtv. Click the links to see the videos and related reporting:


Village Green reported the candidates ‘responses to a question on the NJ Advance Media Force Report on police use of force, in a standalone story here.


Candidates answered questionnaires from three organizations. Click to read their responses:

The News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange provided the following reporting. Click the links below to read more:

The News-Record’s Editorial Board endorsed three candidates for BOT: Bob Zuckerman, Bobby Brown and Donna Coallier. The endorsement is not available online. Here are photos or the endorsement:


Village Green received and published the following letters of endorsement for BOT candidates:

Polls will be open on Tuesday, May 14 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place here. 

Results will be posted on the Essex County Clerk’s website and reported live by Village Green.

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