The candidates squared off in the first of two candidates forums Thursday night in the Education Center. Click on each candidates name below to watch their opening statements:
- Michael Birnberg (incumbent)
- Emily Jaffe
- Rona Wenik (incumbent)
- John Westfall-Kwong (incumbent)
- Michael King
- Chase Harrison
Wenik — the current vice president of the school board, elected to the board in 2010 — and Harrison, a current high school senior, have opted to run for the one-year seat. She was elected in 2010.
Westfall-Kwong was selected to fill that open seat in early April until the next reorganization meeting in January 2014. He is running for an open three-year seat.
Jaffe also ran for the Pasternak's seat in March along with three other Millburn-Short Hills residents: Lucinda Mercer, Jane Greenwald and Milton Resnick.
Birnberg has been on the board since 2007 and served as board president for two years.
Lise P. Chapman who was also elected in 2007 did not file to run again.The second candidates forum is set for Tuesday Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. hosted by Millburn Township PTO Conference.