Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Lorenzo Richardson has endorsed Gina Verdibello and Marilyn Roman ahead of the November 3 election.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Richardson made the endorsement via his Facebook page yesterday, noting that his endorsement is not a reflection of the Jersey City BOE as a whole, nor any other trustees.
Roman, the current vice president of the board, served as an educator for 32 years before being elected to the board in April 2012.
Furthermore, Richardson’s support of Verdibello should come as no surprise, given they ran together on the “Children First” slate last year.
Richardson and Gerald Lyons (Verdibello’s running mates), along with Joel Torres, ended up winning in dominant fashion in November after the Jersey City Education Association endorsed the “Education Matters” ticket that replaced Verdibello with Torres.
Verdibello recently told Hudson County View that she is seeking to improve the quality of education in Jersey City, as well as to improve facilities, if elected to the Jersey City BOE.
Roman and Verdibello are running against Vidya Gangadin, the board president, and newcomer John Reichart in the November 3 election – where three, three-year terms are up for grabs.