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19-Year-Old Becomes RBR's Newest BOE Member

The Red Bank resident, who ran with the backing of the Socialist Party USA, defeated incumbent Nilsa Samol in November's election.

A 19-year-old Red Bank resident joined two returning members Wednesday night to be sworn in as members of the Red Bank Regional Board of Education.

Patrick Noble, who ran as the "socialist candidate" in November, took the oath for a three-year-term along with Michael N. Megill of Little Silver and Randy Mendelson of Shrewsbury.

Noble defeated incumbent Nilsa Samol 1,033 to 881 votes in November. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders in 2011.

Both Megill and Mendelson ran unopposed for their board seats.

A graduate of the Academy of Allied Health and Science, Noble attended Red Bank Schools from kindergarten through eighth grade, according to his Web site.

Following his win in November, Noble posted on the site, "I am a 19 year old socialist, uncompromisingly anti-capitalist, and I would like to work against budget cuts and help make students free to learn."

David Petrovich January 09, 2013 at 10:44 AM
What a tired, ill-informed comment, Atlee. Only half the eligible voters cast a ballot and the vote is usually split. The problem is that both major partties, the corporate owned and controlled parties offer basically the same choices... so the vote, in my opinion, has become a meaningless charade. Whichever corporate shill wins, we still have war, poverty, and all of society's ills. Can I point to an actual. modern example of a working, economic and social democracy? No. Our forefathers and foremothers when devising their new society were forced to consider the ancients for their model. Today, we need a new paradigm. The good news is History is on our side. We have the tools and talents. Like our forefathers & mothers, we can envision a new way to live in harmony with nature & with others, for the benefit of the majority, with equal rights for all. Necessity is the Mother Of Invention.
Atlee Yarrow January 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM
@David, what irony, in past history of communistic countries the half that wanted to vote in dictatorships were mass murdered. Sadly, the half in America who don't vote, often don't care either way as long as their sphere of influence "bubble" is not popped. If history is on your side here, then world is in big trouble. Socialism has been trying to get out of hypothesis to a theory into a working model for one hundred and fifty years now? All attempts have been massive failures. Where people come together in social events and actions might be a place to start, but socialization begins at home where the family invents the person we each become, not how we interact.
Ian Hartman March 31, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Look up Pinochet. the US government supported him while he killed 20,000 people
Ian Hartman March 31, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Capitalism, is the philosophy of theft. The worker produces wealth and the capitalist steals it, and gives him/her back a pittance
Ian Hartman March 31, 2013 at 03:50 AM
If the rich went on strike we could take over the factories and run them democratically. If the workers go on strike the capitalists don't make any money. Who are the parasites again

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