Guttenberg mayor backs 5 incumbents in BOE race that features 10 candidates


Guttenberg Mayor Wayne Zitt is backing five incumbents in a board of education race that features 10 candidates in total, meaning that they are facing a full slate of challengers.

Photo courtesy of the “Working Together” campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Marisol Montanez, Mark Rogers, Nicole Fundora, Rebecca Acosta and Jean Sosnowksi, all incumbents, are running under the “Working Together” banner.

Acosta, who currently serves on the budget and community outreach committees, and Sosnowski, a founding member of the Ana L. Klein School PTO, are seeking two-year terms, while their slate mates are seeking three-year terms.

“I am proud to support the Working Together team for the Gutenberg Board of Education. Their proven leadership and dedication to our children and community is exactly what we need to continue to move our town forward,” Zitt told HCV.

“Help be a part of the progress taking place and join me in voting for all five Working Together Candidates on Columns D & E.”

Montanez is in her sixth year on the school board, the longest serving member on the ballot, Rogers is the Guttenberg Rec Department director, and Nicole Fundora is a lifelong resident – as well as the daughter of Councilwoman Monica Fundora.

They face challenger in the “For the Kids” candidates: Amani Syed, Johnny Restrepo and Jackson Bravo are seeking three-year terms, while Alex Rivera and Krystal Chavarria running for two-year terms.

Rivera has previously expressed an interest in challenging Zitt for mayor in 2021.

The polls are open in Guttenberg between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. and features the closest thing to a hotly contested election in North Hudson tomorrow.

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