Candidates vying for Board of Education seats in November’s election will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to voters next Thursday during a “Meet The Candidates Night.’’
The event will be monitored by a member from the League of Women voters and is scheduled to be held Oct. 17 at the Intermediate School, beginning at 7 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Wall Township Education Association.
Six people have filed for three, three-year terms on the 9-member school board. But only five are eligible to hold the seat, if elected.
Board member Mary Catherine McCarthy-Spellman, formerly of Campbell Road, resigned recently after moving out of town. It’s unclear whether her name will appear on the ballot.
The others who are vying for the three seats are:
- Ralph Addonizio, of Shoreline Drive
- Eric Brophy, of Cortland Drive
- Kiriakos (Kirk) Evangeliou, of Sycamore Street
- Timothy J. Farrell, of Walton Way
- Michael R. Pirtle II, of Atlantic Avenue
Two others have filed for a two-year unexpired term:
- Kerrin A. McGowan, of Orchard Crest Boulevard
- Colin L. Nash, of Sycamore Street
One seat, however, is up in the air. The only candidate for a one-year unexpired term has said she has no interest in serving, if elected.
Denise P. Vodola, of Racquet Road, has said she does not want to serve on the board, despite filing to run earlier this year.
That seat could be won by a write-in candidate, election officials have said.
A representative from the teachers’ union on Tuesday was unsure if a write-in candidate, or several, intending to seek the seat would be allowed to participate in the candidates’ event.