PHOTOS: Board of Ed Candidates Hold Kickoff Party

by The Village Green
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Board of Education candidates Donna Smith and Elissa Malespina held a campaign kickoff party this past Saturday in South Orange.

The two women are running together on a ticket for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. Three seats are up for election each year; no incumbents are running.

Smith and Malespina are joined by four more contenders: Elizabeth Baker, Maureen Jones, Anthony Mazzocchi and Dr. Godwin Molokwu.

Village Green is working to profile all candidates and cover all campaign kickoff events.


Left to right — South Orange Trustee Steve Schnall, Robert Bailey, Enid Nicholas, Jennifer Bailey, and Eileen McDonald.


Left to Right: South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education member Madhu Pai, Darcy Hall, BOE member Wayne Eastman, Andrea Marino, and Camilla Teitelman.


Left to Right: Morissa DaSilva, Andrew Lee, and Jim Nathenson of the Maplewood Planning Board.


Elissa Malespina addresses supporters.


Donna Smith addresses supporters.


Left to Right: Candidate Donna Smith, supporter Dianne Greene, and candidate Elissa Malespina.

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