UPDATE: Meet Oceanport's 8 BOE Candidates Wednesday Night

The event will be held on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m at Maple Place School.

Confused about who you're voting for the fill the Oceanport Board of Education seats up for grab this November?

The district will hold a Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Maple Place School for voters to get to know the nine people vying for the four available seats.

Of the petitions filed for three, three-year seats and one, one-year seat, two were members currently serving on the school board.

Spencer W. Carpenter was the only candidate to file an application for the single one-year term on the ballot. Incumbent Joan Osgoodby-Latacz will be among the seven candidates running for the three-year seats.

Here is the complete list of candidates:


John F. Coffey, II                                          39 Oneida Ave.

Robert L. Huber                                            32 Shrewsbury Ave.

James C. Kopec                                             19 Tecumseh Ave.

Michael Murphy                                             130 Smith St.

Joan Osgoodby-Latacz                                   3 Island View Way, Sea Bright

John A. Patti                                                  1 Blue Point Cove

Thomas Welsh                                               412 Myrtle Ave.

OCEANPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION - Vote for One, One Year Unexpired Term

Spencer W. Carpenter                                    49 Hedge Dr.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated nine candidates were running for the board of education. Incumbent Madeline Badalaty is no longer running. Also, in an earlier version of this article, the start time for the Meet the Candidates Night was 6 p.m. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

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