UPDATE: Budget Passes With 66.1 Percent of Votes

Weber, Connors and Cronin win seats; Routh ousted from Board of Education.

The proposed budget for the School District of the Chathams passed Wednesday with 1,598, or 66.1 percent, of the votes.

Board of Education incumbent was voted out of his seat representing Chatham Township with 413 votes. , who earned 561 votes, will take his place. , who ran unopposed and earned 815 votes, will keep her seat for one year.

In Chatham Borough, and incumbent will represent the municipality on the board, having earned 633 and 526 votes, respectively. Candidates Jeff Truppo earned 445 votes and 177 votes were cast for Albert Bozzo.

Township residents voted by 802 votes, or 64.8 percent, to pass the budget and 434, or 35.2 percent, against it. Borough residents voted 796 to 385, or 67.4 percent to 32.6 percent, in favor of the budget.


Chatham Township Yes on Budget 802 64.8% No on Budget 434 35.2% Kim Cronin 561 Alan Routh 413 Lata Kenney 815


Chatham Borough Yes on Budget 796 67.4% No on Budget 385 32.6% Jill Weber 633 Richard Connors 526 Jeff Truppo 445 Albert Bozzo 177
Ron Swanson April 28, 2011 at 04:32 PM
It's who you know not what you know. Mr. Routh was a very capable individual. Thanks to him for his service.
Lisa Ward April 28, 2011 at 05:18 PM
I agree with Andrew, Mr Routh is intelligent and well informed, and has been a terrific board member, Ms Cronin's answers at the debate were weird. People need to get more involved. I think the voters confused her name with another Cronin in Chatham.
Diane Meyer April 28, 2011 at 05:35 PM
Wow, didn't know the truth belongs to someone....
M Peterson April 28, 2011 at 06:45 PM
SO glad my kids are only in the district for a couple more years. Hopefully Cronin can't mess it up too much in that time. And yes, i've dealt with her before.....good luck BOE
Captain Jack April 28, 2011 at 09:35 PM
Andrew Currin, welcome to Chatham. your concerns are valid.


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