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Monmouth County Demcoratic freeholder candidates Michael Penna and Moira Nelson.

Monmouth teachers’ union backs Penna, Nelson

By Nikita Biryukov, August 17 2020 5:06 pm

The Monmouth County Education Association endorsed Democratic freeholder candidates Michael Penna and Moira Nelson last week.

“It is an honor to receive the backing of my fellow educators and colleagues. I stand with them in ensuring that our students and future leaders are better educated to meet the challenges of the 21st century,” said Penna, a teacher. “Education is the backbone of our community and we must ensure that our county vocational schools and Brookdale Community College are given all of the resources they need to be successful.”

The two are running against Republican Freeholder Lillian Burry and her runningmate, Ross Licitra.

“As a Freeholder, I commit to using my voice to speak truth to power, to fight for justice and equity, to advocate for diversity and inclusion, and to ensure every student in the County feels accepted, has access to the resources they need to thrive, and is equipped to face today’s challenges,” Nelson said.

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