Mayor Nick Sacco is announcing his support for the "Our Children First 2015" ticket for the upcoming North Bergen Board of Education Election, featuring longtime Board Trustee Ruth Shaw and newcomers Sam Jaafar and Claudia Rodriguez. Shaw, Jaafar and Rodriguez will be running in the April 21 School Board election in ballot positions 4, 9 and 11. The ticket includes two women and the first Arab-American candidate for local office.
"This School Board ticket represents the diversity that makes North Bergen such a dynamic place and it features three candidates with strong ties to our community who care deeply about public education," said Mayor Sacco. "I am proud to support Ruth, Sam and Claudia and look forward to working with them."