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Candidates To Weigh In At Teaneck Board Of Education Forum

New Jersey League of Women Voters prepares for six local forums where voters hear candidate debates and ask questions ahead of elections.
New Jersey League of Women Voters prepares for six local forums where voters hear candidate debates and ask questions ahead of elections. Photo Credit: Contributed

TEANECK, N.J. — The League of Women’s Voters is hosting a candidates night forum to give Teaneck voters to an opportunity to hear local candidates on the issues.

"It's about the only time and the only way that voters have a chance to see opponents face to face," Bergen County League of Women Voters Vice President Lucy Heller told Daily Voice.

For Teaneck Board of Education, the candidates night will be held Monday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Teaneck High School, 100 Elizabeth Ave.

This year's candidates include Dr. David Gruber, Victoria Fisher, Kathleen Munn, Sarah Rapport and Gervonn Romney-Rice.

Attendees can submit questions to the moderator and candidates will address their own points at the end.

The League of Women Voters, a 95-year-old nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government.

"For the most part, the candidates confirm their availability in advance, but on occasion, we have had to figure things out on the night of the event," Heller explained. "If a candidate gets too personal, that opens the floor for the other candidate to respond.”

The group holds candidates forums as long as both major parties appear and if they are on the ballot. If there is an imbalance in representation, the attending candidates are free to answer questions from the crowd without debate.

A moderator will help field the public's questions and limit candidates answers to one minute, addressing topics pertaining to the region.

CLICK HERE for more info about the Teaneck League of Women’s Voters.

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