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Bernards Board of Education Will Remain the Same

Challenger Louis D'Autorio doesn't manage to unseat incumbents.

The membership of the Bernards Township Board of Education will remain the same come January, according to unofficial results in Tuesday's vote, the first November election for the school board.

Incumbent School Board members Robin McKeon, Beverly Darvin Cwerner and Audrey Cohen Sherwyn were opposed by Louis D'Autorio, but D'Autorio was defeated by the three sitting board members, who now have been given the green light by a majority of voters to continue on the board for another three years.

Cwerner had previously been voted off the board in 2011 in a crowded election field of nine candidates competing for three seats. However, she was chosen by the board to fill the final months of Board President Susan Carlsson's term after Carlsson's resignation. D'Autorio also had filed to fill the remaining months of Carlsson's unexpired terms.

The candidates had been scheduled to appear in a public forum at Ridge High School on Nov. 1, but that event was canceled as a result of power outages and blocked roads after Hurricane Sandy.

Candidates Total Votes Bev Darvin Cwerner 3,965 Audrey Cohen Sherwyn 3,546 Louis J. D'Autorio 2,290 Robin McKeon 4,386

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