Democrats to face off against Moms for Liberty candidates in November for Nazareth School Board
NAZARETH, Pa. — Seven Nazareth school board candidates appear to be moving on to the general election, according to unofficial primary election results.
In Region I, Democrats Sariann Knerr and Jeff Greener will compete against Republicans Elmo Frey Jr. and Melinda Gladstone. Frey, a retired district judge, and Gladstone, a school nurse, have been endorsed by the Northampton chapter of Moms for Liberty. Moms for Liberty is a parental rights group founded in Florida.
- Seven candidates are moving on to November's general election
- There are four open seats, two in Region I and one in Regions II and III
- Two candidates endorsed by Moms for Liberty won their primary race
The Northampton chapter has pushed the school board over several months to adopt policies that would restrict classroom materials and library books, bar transgender students from using bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity and ban transgender athletes from playing on teams that align with their gender identity.
Thank you to everyone in Bushkill/Tatamy who took the time to get to know me and vote for me.Republican candidate Erin Ferguson
Republican Erin Ferguson conceded her campaign for a Region I seat Wednesday on her Facebook page.
"Thank you to everyone in Bushkill/Tatamy who took the time to get to know me and vote for me," she said. "Meeting some of you yesterday and chatting with you was such an honor. I appreciate you all so much."
In Region II, Republican Christopher Miller, an Easton police detective, and Jason Swails, a senior software engineer, will both likely advance to the general election. Miller and Swails both cross-filed. Miller dominated Swails on the Republican ticket while Swails currently has a slim lead on the Democratic ticket.
Incumbent School Board President Greg Leh defeated his challenger Thomas McElroy by a sizable margin in Region III. Leh cross-filed while McElroy did not and Leh has both a commanding lead on the Democratic ballot and leads on the Republican side. McElroy was also endorsed by the Northampton chapter of Moms for Liberty.