Bridgewater-Raritan Board Of Education Profile: Scott Mihalick

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Board has four candidates vying for two seats in the upcoming election on Nov. 3.

Scott Mihalick is one of the candidates running. Other candidates include Barry R. Walker, Jessica Levitt, and John-Paul Levin, who are all running for the two, three-year seats on the board.

Chingchaun “Jean” Lee is running unopposed for the one, one-year unexpired term. Lucretia “Lucy” Sandler is also running unopposed for the one, three-year seat representing Raritan.

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Scott Mihalick

1. Why are running for Board of Education?

In the back of my mind, being a Board member was always something I knew I wanted to do.
My wife and I have three daughters who are all within 19 months of each other; having three
very young children so close in age meant that for many years, I just didn’t have the time to
devote to this type of endeavor. But now as they’re getting older, my time is opening up. And I got kicked into high gear in June, when a seat became open on the BR board. I, along with a
dozen others, threw my hat into the ring; and while I ultimately was not selected to fill the open
seat, it made me realize that this was the right time for me, and something I wanted to do.

I have been a Bridgewater-Raritan resident since 2010, and have lived in Bridgewater since
2018. When my family moved to the district in 2010, our children were not yet in school. We
knew the schools were good; but it wasn’t until we were enrolled that we were able to see