There are two seats up for grab with three candidates running:
- Sandra Mordecai- Incumbent
- Mark Robertson
- Phil Orphandis
The WO Council of PTAs each year sponsors a moderated candidates night, which affords the candidates the ability to discuss issues pertaining to the Board of Education in a controlled forum in front of the voting public. The event is moderated by the League of Women Voters.
The moderator will ask the candidates a series of questions which are prepared by the Council of PTA's yet randomly chosen by the moderator. Once that portion of the evening is complete, the candidates are then asked questions written down by audience members.
The PTA reminds residents, the questions from the audience are randomly chosen by the moderator.
Each candidate also has the opportunity to make an opening and closing statement.
The WO Council of PTAs is an organization that brings all West Orange PTA units together to correlate their work, furnish leadership and provide joint action and support in our common goal of excellence in education for all of our children.Its membership includes an Executive Board and representatives from each of the eleven schools within the West Orange School District.
The League of Women Voters has many functions but the one that pertains to the Candidates night is-Coordinates debates across the state at all levels of government and provides trained moderators to ensure nonpartisan discourse and promote fairness.