BERKELEY – In a surprising upset, two incumbents lost their seats to challengers in the Central Regional Board of Education.
Incumbents Al Aires and George Dohn ran under the slogan “Honesty Integrity Safety.” Merissa Borawski and Heather Koenig ran under the slogan “Supporting Parental Choice.”
The vote totals as of election night is as follows: Borawski received 6,165 votes and Koenig received 5,929 votes. Aires received 4,316 votes and Dohn received 3,901 votes.
Borawski and Koenig won two, three-year terms.
Edward Cammarato ran unopposed for a one-year term on the board and received 8,609 votes.
The Central Regional Board covers the middle and high school. It is made up of Berkeley, Ocean Gate, Island Heights, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park.
The Island Heights representative, Susan Cowdrick, ran unopposed for another three-year term. She received 597 votes.
The Berkeley School Board is elected to represent the public in the matters of the elementary schools in town. Four people are running unopposed under the slogan “Building Berkeley’s Future.” Douglas Bowens received 8,528 votes, Anne Marie Trethaway received 8,365 votes, and John MacMoyle received 7,801 votes are running for three, three-year terms, and James P. Coffey received 8,790 is running for a one-year term.
The vote totals are unofficial results until the county clerk certifies them at a later date.