Lesniak Forces Dominant in Elizabeth Board of Education Contests

The forces of state Senator Ray Lesniak and Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage dominated their rivals tonight in the Board of Education contest, taking all three seats and assuming firm control of the local school board.

Veteran BOE member Carlos Trujillo, an ally of bitter Lesniak opponent Rafael Fajardo, took the loss in stride.

“He is 71,” he said of Lesnia. “I am 43. I have many more songs left to dance. He doesn’t.”

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