The South Orange and Maplewood Board of Education Candidates, running for three seats, all attended a public forum, Thursday, hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association.
More than 50 residents, including town officials, filled the room at the DeHart Center on Thursday, Sept. 19 to hear the candidates speak.
Daugherty, Giles and Lawson-Muhammad are running a joint campaign. Although her name will remain on the ballot, Marian Cutler will no longer be running in the election.
The candidates each had two minutes for an opening statement and then alternated answering five prepared questions ranging from what they would like to see changed in the district to seeking a new principal and school safety. Residents also had a chance to ask questions directly.
The candidates said that a Board of Education member must possess leadership, vision, passion and concern for the community when asked by a resident.
Click on a candidate's name to watch their full opening statement: