Secaucus voters will be able to choose a United States Senator and Representative on Tuesday but the choice with the biggest local impact may be the on the Board of Education.
There are six candidates, including three incumbents, competing for a spot on the board, which is still dealing with the transferring of former Secaucus High School principal Dr. Robert Berckes due to his handling of a drug violation by a student. The board has brought tenure charges against Berckes, who has counterattacked with a $5 million lawsuit.
As arbitrator is expected to issue a ruling on the tenure charges within a few months.
Norma Hanley, Louis Giele and Joan Cali are defending their seats on the board from challengers Barbara Strobert, Mary Eccles and Enrico Bolognino. Details on each candidate were given by The Jersey Journal last week.
In addition to the local iterests, Secaucus voters will also be choosing between incumbent Democract Bob Menendez and Republican challenger Bob Hugin for one of New Jersey’s United States Senate seats. Democrat Bill Pascrell is looking to defend his seat in the United States House of Representatives from Republican Eric Fisher.
Both Menendez and Pascrell are expected to win.