Want To Be A School Board Member? Gloucester Township Might Want You.

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Thanks to the “sudden resignation” of Gloucester Township School Board member Brian Reagan after only a month into his term the “Gloucester Township Board of Education has a vacancy on the Board of Education to be filled by a resident of Gloucester Township. The appointed term shall be from date of appointment through December 31, 2019.”

Patch.com reported on the resignation. Here’s part of what they had to say:

The Gloucester Township Board of Education is looking to fill a vacancy after a newly-elected board member resigned one month into his term. Brian Reagan has resigned from the K-8 school district's board of education, the board announced at its meeting Monday night. No reason was given for his sudden resignation. He was not in attendance.

Reagan has been the subject of some controversy shortly after the election. The Bob and Steve Show reports that he lied in his online biography he posted while running for school board and that he allegedly wore black face in a social media post. 

Reagan was elected along with Carolyn Grace and Anthony Marks in the November elections. He earned 4,523 votes in the 15-person race, making him the second highest vote-getter.

According to the Gloucester Township BOE website:

Those eligible residents of Gloucester Township having an interest in filling the position shall send a letter providing information about themselves and summarizing their interest in the position.  All letters must be received by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Letters should be sent to:

Mrs. Jean Grubb, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, c/o Gloucester Township Board of Education, 17 Erial Rd. Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Legal requirements:

  • ·          is a citizen of the United States of America

  • ·          must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age

  • ·          must be able to read and write

  • ·          be a resident of Gloucester Township for at least one year preceding the date of the appointment

  • ·          is not disqualified as a voter pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1

  • ·          is a registered voter in the district

  • ·          is not disqualified from membership for the conviction of crimes pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1*

*Within 30 days of appointment to the board, a member must undergo a criminal history background check through the New Jersey Department of Education.

If you should decide to submit your name for consideration please be sure to meet the criteria. We really don’t feel like having to investigate where someone lives again.

Hopefully, this brings at least some of the controversy within Gloucester Township to an end.

It Appears Gloucester Township’s (Allegedly) Blackface Wearing School Board Member’s Photo Received 11 Likes

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Brian Reagan

It’s unfortunate, but when you run a blog, every once in a while folks try to say something you posted is untrue. Fortunately, if something shows up on the internet, it’s there forever.

In this particular instance it was more of a case of a few people asking “are you sure it’s really him” after we posted a photo of newly elected Gloucester Township school board member Brian Reagan (allegedly) wearing blackface.

Well, we at The Bob & Steve Show did a little more digging, and, thanks to an old Facebook post we obtained, we’re pretty sure it’s really him. The picture received 11 likes.

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Based on comments under the social media post it appears Reagan dressed up as Tiger Woods. Given the dates were October 30 and 31 he was likely dressed for a Halloween event back in 2010, 11 months after Tiger Woods crashed his car outside his Florida mansion.

We blocked out the names and images of non-public persons

We blocked out the names and images of non-public persons

Reagan supporters might argue 2010 is a little old, but these days things that happened in high school and college are fair game and based on Reagan’s age he had been out of high school and college for a long time in 2010.

So, was the picture posted on this blog really Gloucester Township’s newly elected school board member Brian Reagan. The evidence suggests yes, but take a look and decide for yourself or go to a school board meeting and ask.

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Another Issue In Gloucester Twp: That Time A Guy Who Was Recently Elected To A School Board (Allegedly) Wore Blackface

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Brian Reagan

As if Gloucester Township doesn’t have enough problems, a failed EMS, a township communications director who got there by way of being an Assistant Store Manager at Michael Kors in the Deptford Mall and questions about whether or not one of the newly elected members of the school board actually lived in the township at the time of his election.

Now, it turns out Brian Reagan, the new school board member who likely did not actually reside in Gloucester Township at the time he was elected, allegedly once wore blackface.

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Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows white guys wearing blackface has been in the news a lot lately. There have been many, many calls for these men to resign. Recently Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Senator Cory Booker called on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign after a photo of Northam wearing blackface 35 years ago surfaced.

It is clear that the photo The Bob & Steve Show has obtained of Reagan (allegedly) in blackface is less than 35 years old given that according to voter registration records he was born in 1970. Also, according to voter registration records Reagan is a registered Democrat.

It’s a safe bet Reagan did not tell his school board running mates, Carolyn Grace and Anthony Marks, about the photo of him wearing blackface. Ms. Grace is a respected member of the community and a recipient of the 2019 Camden County Freedom Medal. I’m fairly certain she would have an issue with one of her running mates having worn blackface. Mr. Marks is a respected businessman and runs Marksmen Landscaping, a company that also happens to perform snow removal for Gloucester Township. I would doubt Marks wants to be associated with one who has worn blackface in the past.

I’m sure we will have more on this story, but for now let’s just sit back and wait to see how long it takes folks like Governor Murphy, Senator Booker and Reagan’s running mates to call on him to resign. While we wait here’s a side-by-side comparison of Reagan’s (alleged) blackface photo and his campaign headshot for you to decide:

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