There are officially four challengers and two incumbent trustees vying for three Bayport-Blue Point Board of Education seats this election season.
Trustee Kathy Heinlein is not seeking re-election.
Trustee and Board Vice President Andrea O’Neill is vying for Heinlein’s seat as is challenger Rebecca Campbell.
Newcomers John Lynch and Mike Miller will face off for the seat now held by O’Neill.
Incumbent Jane Burgess will face challenger Bill Milligan in her re-election quest.
The challengers had announced their intentions in March well before the petition filing date, and O'Neill and Burgess had declared two weeks ago.
Campbell, Milligan and Lynch are "jointly" running and was announced on Milligan's B-BP Action! website, which the U.S. Army veteran created last fall.
Campbell is an attorney with a Manhattan law firm, a three-year member of the BBP Budget Advisory Committee, and a founding member and board member of the BBP Community Tennis Association.
Milligan is a solutions architect with 22 years of experience working both domestically and internationally for tech industry bellwethers such as Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard.
Lynch is a trustee and member of the Finance Committee at and has served on the BBP Budget Advisory Committee for four years, including the last two years as chairman.
Three-year Blue Point resident Michael Miller, a teacher in the Mattituck-Cutchogue district, stated in a letter to the editor on Patch he intends to "work for the community."
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