BOE incumbents the likely winners in Point BORO race

Voting signs lined the area of the borough municipal complex on Election Day Nov. 3. (MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE COAST STAR)

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant School District Board of Education dais appears to remain unchanged following the Nov. 3 General Election.

Incumbent candidates Joan Speroni and Cheryl Salway led in early election returns as of Monday, according to unofficial results on the Ocean County Clerk’s website.

Running under the slogan “Students First, ”Ms. Speroni appears to have secured her second three-year term, receiving 5,260 votes. She has been a resident of the borough for nearly three decades and was a member of the board of education from 1997 to 2012, before being re-elected to a three-year term in 2017.


Her running mate Ms. Salway also appears to have secured her second three-year term on the school board, receiving 4,902 votes as of Monday. Ms. Salway, whose daughter is enrolled in the district, has been a resident for 15 years.

The incumbents were challenged by first-time candidate Damian Lardieri, who as of Friday, has received 3,661 votes and former board member Matthew Jordan, who ran as a write-in candidate. According to unofficial results on the clerk’s website, a total of 1,126 write-in votes had been counted as of Saturday.

Ms. Speroni is employed as secretary to the principal at Greenville Elementary School in Howell Township School District. She is a certified board member and is working towards her master board member status.

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