Candidates Must File by March 8 for South Orange Board of Trustees Election on May 11

by Mary Barr Mann
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The next South Orange municipal election is approaching fast: Tuesday, May 11, 2021. On that date, three of six Village Board of Trustee seats will be up for election. Incumbents Steve Schnall and Walter Clarke have announced that they will NOT seek reelection. Trustee Karen Hartshorn Hilton has announced that she is running for reelection on a ticket with Bill Haskins and Bobby Brown. Neil Chambers announced plans to file to run at a rally advocating for school reopening.

Terms are for four years.

The Village President seat is not up for election this year. Sheena Collum won that seat for the second time in 2019 and her term ends in 2023.

Any South Orange resident interested in running for the Board of Trustees must be a registered voter in the Township of South Orange Village and have been a resident of the Township for at least 1 year.

According to the Township website, candidate packets are now available and are due March 8, 2021 on or before 4:00 p.m. To request a packet, email clerksoffice@southorange.org and use the subject line: 2021 Municipal Election Candidate Packet Request.

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