Thursday, April 20, 2006

Schools vote may be wake-up call to parties

Independents have a say in New Jersey school board election

Schools election teaches a lesson
Thursday, April 20, 2006
The Times
HAMILTON -- Final results of Tuesday's school board election remained incomplete yesterday, but unofficial returns point to the reversal of a five-year trend of winning candidates being backed by one of the township's major political parties.
While the board is officially nonpartisan, township political experts interpreted the voting results as a move away from intense partisanship in the school elections. .... "It's not altogether surprising that self-stated independents can do well in a township like Hamilton," which is known for ticket-splitting, Rebovich said. ....more...

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