Board of Education Candidates to Share Their Thoughts at Forum


The League of Women Voters and Clifton Republican Organization will host a candidates' forum at City Hall on October 11th at 7 p.m. Candidates for the Board of Education will be there to answer questions, gathered from the public. The goal, as stated in their press release, is "to promote informed voting." The public is invited to attend and the forum will also be televised on Clifton cable TV channel 77 or 40, depending on your provider.

There are three seats open on the nine-member Board and seven candidates, including two incumbents (Feras Awwad is not seeking re-election). Each term is for three years. This year, the slate of candidates includes two incumbents, one former BOE commissioner, and four new challengers. You can read about each candidate in this article.

Each candidate will make a short opening statement and then answer questions submitted by members of the community. You can submit your questions for consideration by sending them to:

The candidates, in alphabetical order, include:

Fahim K. Abedrabbo *
Joseph Canova
Cameron Hebron
Juan D. Pabon
Jim Smith *
Joseph Siano
Tanya Suarez
* - incumbent

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to people 16 years and older of all gender identities.

The Clifton Republican Organization believes that our Board of Education Commissioners have a significant influence on setting the vision and standards of our local school system. We believe sponsorship of this BOE Forum will help stimulate interest and voter turnout in Clifton’s most important election. Understanding the candidates' goals, values, and comprehension of their roles will help Clifton voters make an informed decision.

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