Richardson re-elected, DeGise, Schapiro and Ali join him on Jersey City BOE

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Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Lorenzo Richardson was re-elected, with Amy DeGise, Matt Schapiro and potentially Mussab Ali all joining him on the board.

Amy DeGise.
Amy DeGise.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

DeGise, who was appointed to the board in January, had no problem securing a three-year term with 17,202 votes on the machines, according to the Hudson County Clerk’s Office.

Richardson, one of her running mates, and Matt Schapiro, from the Jersey City United team, rounded out the other two three-year terms up for grabs with 9,975 and 10,216 machine votes, respectively.

The battle for the one-year term was a very tight race, with Mussab Ali narrowly edging David Miranda at the polls, 8,459 and 8,198 with 174 of 181 districts reported. The vote-by-mail and provisional ballots haven’t been tallied.

The Jersey City Education Association endorsed DeGise, Richardson, Ali and Trustee Gerry Lyons in August.

Lyons came in fifth place with 8,106 votes.

This is the second year in a row that the Jersey City United spoiled a JCEA sweep, with Luis Felipe Fernandez pulling off an upset last year.

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