Incumbent Elizabeth Board of Ed member Rafael Fajardo appears to have lost his re-election bid tonight, and control of the Elizabeth Board of Education swung to City Hall, even as Fajardo vowed to fight on in court.
Fajardo’s ticket-mate, BOE member Paul Perreira won.
So did Anna Maria Amin, a member of the opposition Mayor Chris Bollwage team.
Bollwage Team Member Maria Carvalho (pictured, above) is unofficially up by 70 votes on Fajardo but BOE allies say the race is going to court.
The Bollwage Team claimed victory tonight at The Lobby as they picked up an apparent majority on the school board.
State Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) rejoiced, sending in a statement from Paris.