Mark Zucker Decides Not to Seek Re-election to BOE
After six years, he says, it's time to bring in new ideas and perspectives.
After six years on the Board of Education, much of that time spent on the negotiations committee, Board Member Mark Zucker has decided not to run again.
Zucker announced his intention not to see public office at Tuesday night’s board meeting, at the end of the meeting where the board approved the teachers’ contract – something that took about 17 months to work out this time around.
“I have found the experience interesting to say the least,” he said. “My decision to not run for re-election is not based upon dislike, disappointment or dissatisfaction with the job. In fact, I would (with the support of the community) consider returning to public office at some point in the near future.”
His decision, he went on to say, is based “upon my belief that school districts and townships or communities are best served by a constant infusion of new ideas and perspectives.”
In making his announcement, Zucker reminded the board and the audience that he won’t be leaving for seven months.
“I have no intention of fading into the woodwork.”
Zucker’s fellow board members urged him to change his mind and told him that the board has been better having had him on it.
His seat, as well as those of Eric Siegel and Sam Levy are open this election. Siegel has announced his intention to run but Levy has not made an announcement.
The deadline to file to run for school board in the November election is June 5. Those interested need to file with the County Clerk’s office, not the school district.