I’m Running for Board of Education in West Orange
For over a decade, I’ve been teaching people about the political process and how to be engaged citizens. So I suppose it’s only right that I get involved myself.
For the last few months, there have been a lot of conversations around town about who would run for Board of Education. A few people approached me to see if I was interested in running, and after some contemplation I decided to go for it.
Last week, I gathered petitions to become an official candidate. It takes a whopping 10 signatures to be on the ballot, so that wasn’t a huge bar to clear. But things will get much more challenging from here. I filed those petitions with the county clerk, and I’m now an official candidate for Board of Education.
Civics education has always been near and dear to my heart, and so it’s no surprise that civics will be one of my major talking points throughout the campaign. There are other pressing issues – like maintaining our investment in our schools and tackle issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity – but that doesn’t mean I can’t talk about civics as well.
If you want to follow or support my campaign, you can head over to my campaign website – Brian Rock for West Orange Board of Education.