Baraka’s School Board Slate Set

Newark Mayoral Candidate Ras Baraka this afternoon released his slate of School Advisory Board candidates.

The candidates are: Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson, current President of the Newark school board; Reginald Bledsoe, community advocate and Montclair State senior majoring in Political Science; Philip Seelinger, East Ward District Leader, firefighter and lifelong resident of the East Ward. 

Initially seeking an entry point onto the ticket, Crystal Fonseca didn’t make the cut.

“The choice of members of our slate was a highly competitive process and we received several applications for the team,” the team said in a statement. “Most notably we would like to mention applicant Crystal Fonseca. Miss Fonseca is greatly respected in the community. She is a distinguished candidate with a bright future in Newark politics. We look forward to supporting her in the future.” Baraka’s School Board Slate Set