Contested School Board Race in Bernards

Four candidates for three seats in Bernards, no contest in Somerset Hills and Bedminster school district.

This November's election in Bernards Township is now officially a contested race following Tuesday's filing deadline, with

Those who filed, according to the Somerset County clerk's office, include former school board member Bernards Township Bev Darvin Cwerner, 111 Elmwood Ct., Basking Ridge; newcomer Louis J. D’Autorio, 490 B So. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge; incumbent Robin McKeon, 48 Bullion Road, Basking Ridge; and incumbent Audrey Cohen Sherwyn, Basking Ridge.

In the Somerset Hills School District, three candidates filed for three three-year seats to represent their towns on the regional school board, including:

Bernardsville: Lauriann Swadba, 60 Clark Rd., Bernardsville
Far Hills: Susan Petrilli, 144 SunnyBranch Rd., Far Hills
Peapack/Gladstone: Deborah L. Hawkins, 5 Tiger Hill Dr., Gladstone

In the K-grade 8 Bedminster Township School District, three candidates filed for three, three-year seats and one is seeking to fill one unexpired term:

Three year seats:
Jennifer Cerra-Johansson, 55 Hillside Av., Bedminster
Brian B. Haggerty, 128 Fairview Dr. Bedminster
Jeffrey Reaves, 8 Jordanna Ct., Bedminster
One Unexpired Term (2 years):
Laura Malley, 20 Gatehouse Rd., Bedminster

This year's school board election for board members in those communities will be conducted as part of the general election in November.

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