Jessica Clayton – candidate for Brick School District Board of Education

Candidate information:

Phone number: 732-262-7656
Date of Birth: 5/16/70
Campaign website:
Social media: Twitter: @JClaytonBOE
Education: BA in History & English, 17 graduate credits in Early Childhood Education
Occupation: Family Childcare Provider
Public/Party service: I am the secretary for the Green Party of Ocean County and the Eastern Region Association of Forest & Nature Schools. I am an activist and an advocate for outdoor play in Early Childhood Education.


Position on good government initiatives:

  1. Would you support reinstituting the statewide public advocate and making it a directly elected position? Yes.
  2. Would you support measures to increase voter participation (eg. same-day registration, early voting, vote by mail)? Yes.
  3. Would you support ethics reforms that would require broader disclosure on financial information and the release of income taxes by candidates for public office, as a means for regulating campaigns and limiting corruption? Yes.
  4. Would you support changing the nominating process for members of state-wide Commissions and Boards to have panels of nonpartisan experts nominate candidates, with full public disclosure of the candidates’ credentials, and to have the legislature vote on the nominations? Yes.
  5. Would you support placing a nonpartisan commission in charge of the legislative redistricting process? Yes.
  6. Would you support instituting public funding for all statewide offices, including the legislature? Yes.
  7. Would you support making the state legislature full-time and prohibiting simultaneous holding of other paid positions? Yes.
  8. Would you support reforming New Jersey’s Primary electoral ballots to give all candidates an equal chance of being elected? Yes.