School Board taps Troy Andersen to fill vacant seat

The Gloucester County School Board unanimously appointed Troy Andersen on Thursday night to represent the Gloucester Point District.

Andersen takes the seat on the seven-member board that was vacated upon the death of Jean Pugh. Andersen was appointed following a closed session in which the School Board interviewed four candidates for the position, said a Gloucester County Public School System spokeswoman.

Andersen's term begins on Dec. 10 and concludes Dec. 31, 2013. His first School Board meeting will be Dec. 11.

Andersen is a Gloucester County native who moved back to the county in 2007 and works as a civilian contractor for the Department of Defense. He has two daughters in the Gloucester school system and has been a member of the Gloucester County Planning Commission.

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