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No Contest for Board of Ed, Ciocia Not Seeking Re-Election

Two incumbents and one newcomer will run for the three available seats in November.

The this year will see no contest for the three available seats up for re-election.

Longtime trustee Constance Doheny seeks re-election as well as Mark Stefanelli who was to serve out the remainder of a term left vacant by former trustee Richard Giarratana who resigned in September.

Newcomer Robert M. LaMorte will run for the third available seat.

Current Board of Education President Josephine Ciocia, whose term expires this year, has previously told Patch .

Hasbrouck Heights joined the majority of school districts in Bergen County which voted to move its school board election from April to November.

As a result the three seats up for re-election this year were extended until Dec. 31.

The deadline to file petition with the county Board of Elections to run in the November election was Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Alana Quartuccio at alana.quartuccio@patch.com, or follow Hasbrouck Heights Patch on Facebook or Twitter. For news straight to your inbox sign up for the daily newsletter.

leslie ann cappadona June 07, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Robert LaMorte (yes his name is misspelled) is the perfect choice for a new addition to our Board of Eduaction officers. He has my vote!!
Alana Quartuccio June 07, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Will double check the spelling, thanks for noting it.
Alana Quartuccio June 07, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Just for the record, his name has been corrected in the article. Thanks again for pointing it out!
Theresa Cupo June 08, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Josephine Ciocia will be greatly missed as a member of the HH BOE..Josephine served two terms on the BOE and did so with honesty and integrity. Josephine had to make very tough decisions at times and whether people agreed with her or not she did what was right for the children of HH..Being a teacher herself she was able to bring that knowledge to the BOE as well and compare things from the district she worked for and so on. Josephine had no personal agenda on the HH BOE and that is something to be SO Proud of!!! She worked tirelessly for the people of HH. Many do not realize the hours that go into being a board member, there are many and it take precious time away from their family life as well. I wish Josephine along with her many friends much health and happiness and a good long rest after November!!! Josephine you will always be remembered for all you did for the community of HH..Best of luck to you always!

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