NEWARK – With 98% of the vote recorded, Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson has surpassed Tave Padilla to move into third place in a race for three seats on the Newark Schools Advisory Board.
The late-night move propelled the Children’s First ticket into the pole position.
Whoever wins the Padilla-Baskerville-Richardson joust will tilt the advantage in favor of either the For Our Kids team, whose incumbent Eliana Pinto Marin leads all voters, or the Children’s First Team, whose Alturrick Kenney is in second place.
North Ward leader Steve Adubato backed For Our Kids, and South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka backed Children’s First.
With 97% of the vote tallied, Padilla clung to a six-point lead with Baskerville-Richardson threatening, according to the Essex County Clerk’s Office. Then Baskerville-Richardson jumped into a 24-point lead: 4.357 to 4.333.
|Philip C. SEELINGER, Jr.||1,717||5.37%|
|– Eliana PINTOR MARIN||4,932||15.42%|
|– Ariagna PERELLO||1,913||5.98%|
|– Tave PADILLA||4,333||13.55%|
|– Deniqua MATIAS||4,314||13.49%|
|– Alturrick KENNEY||4,635||14.49%|
|– Donald G. JACKSON, Jr.||1,067||3.34%|
|– Antoinette BASKERVILLE-RICHARDSON||4,357||13.62%|
|– Willard ANDREWS||322||1.01%|
|– Alfred McINTYRE||233||0.73%|
|– Chris T. PERNELL||4,116||12.87%|