One incumbent and two newcomers were elected to the Ewing Township Board of Education on Nov. 5.
Stephanie Staub, who received the most votes (3,178), was easily reelected to her third three-year term on the board. She was first elected in 2010.
Elected to their first terms on the board were Deborah Jones (2,757) and Michael Miller (2,454). Other candidates on the ballot were Daniel Angebranndt (2027) and Scott Franks (1,777). There were 33 write-in votes cast.
The percentages for all the candidates were as follows: Staub, 25.99%; Jones, 22.55%; Miller, 20.07%; Angebranndt, 16.58% and Franks, 14.53%.
Two school board stalwarts opted not to run this year. Long-time board member Bruce White, who served a total of 33 years on the board, decided not to run for personal reasons. White, who was first elected in 1984, has not ruled out running for the board in the future.
Also not running was Kenneth Bradley, who served from 2003-2015 and 2016 to the present. Both White’s and Bradley’s terms end on Dec. 31.
The school election was the only local race on the ballot.
Staub, 51, is the director of marketing for the Architectural Glass Institute and has been with the company for more than 7 years. She and her husband, Wayne, have two children. Their son, Wayne, graduated from Ewing High School in 2018 and their daughter, Natalie, is a junior at EHS.
Jones, 58, is currently enrolled at Mercer County Community College working towards earning an associate’s degree. She has worked for the past five years for the Ewing Township Police Department as a school crossing guard. She also works in the Ewing Senior and Community Center office part-time and for the township Summer Camp program during the summer months. She was previously employed as a legal secretary for more than 30 years at various law firms, and most recently with a doctor’s office for 15 years until 2018 when the office was closed.
Miller, 45, has been employed as the director of tennis at Hopewell Valley Tennis and Swim Club in Pennington, since 1999. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Peyton, 15, Chloe, 12, and Brodie, 10. Peyton is a sophomore at EHS, Chloe is a 7th grader at Fisher and Brodie is a 5th grader at Lore.
The numbers reported in this story are based on unofficial results issued by the Mercer County Clerk’s Office as of Nov 6.