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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.

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

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."

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