Wow! Meg Mason resigns from the Christina Board of Education a week ago, the New Castle County Department of Elections announces the seat will be part of the May 9th election, the deadline for candidates to file is April 20th, and three women file today!
Who are these brave souls?
Looks like we have a race! The only name I am familiar with is Monica Moriak, who serves on the Christina Citizen’s Budget Oversight Committee. At this time, Christina will have two three-way races for board seats. All I can say is look for A LOT of campaign signs all over the place in the Greater Newark area as well as the Wilmington section of Christina in the coming weeks!
The New Castle Department of Election is accepting nominations for District B in the Christina School District until April 20th. Anyone who files will be a candidate for the school board election on May 9th. This will leave Christina with two new board members following the resignation of Meg Mason last week.
I’ve seen in other districts where the board appoints someone until the next FULL school board election season. This decision by the Dept. of Elections leaves a candidate very little time to prepare for a 19 day campaign. If no one files, that protocol would take place. I imagine it is because the resignation came prior to the school board election as the basis for the decision.
District G already has three candidates running for that seat: Jeff Day, Meredith Griffin, and Kimara Smith. I will be announcing my endorsement for that district in the next few days, along with some other races.