|Old Bridge Township Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
Singh holds a graduate degree in Political Science and taught college courses before moving to the United States. He has worked as a facilities manager for a local company since 1985.
|Old Bridge Township Board of Education, At-large General election, 3-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Nancy M. Mongon||18.1%||3,593|
|Nonpartisan||Andrew Gonzalez Incumbent||10.9%||2,179|
|Source: Middlesex County, "Election Results," November 12, 2013|
Singh reported no contributions or expenditures to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
Singh ran unsuccessfully for a full term on the board on November 6, 2012.
|Old Bridge Township Board of Education, At-large General election, 3-year term, 2012, 2012|
|Nonpartisan||Kevin G. Borsilli||15.6%||3,932|
In an interview with MyCentralJersey.com, Singh explained his reasons for running in 2013:
I am a concerned citizen, father of a student who is in Jonas Salk, a former educator and a professional who feels bad when a taxpayer’s money not spent prudently. I have lived in Old Bridge long enough to feel emotionally and socially connected. I know local challenges and areas of improvements. I have no conflict of interest and I hate nepotism. I was amazed to see that Old Bridge has history of conflict of interests in BOE. It is unethical and immoral to be on board while a close relative works in school district. I am home owner and in this economic down turn I saw BOE being fiscally irresponsible. House tax has been going up due to lack of planning and failure to set priorities straight. I will never put price on quality education, character building, safety and security of our kids but board should be respectful to taxpayer’s interest. I am a team player and I know politics of us vs. them has never benefitted any community and never will. I would like to see that BOE works as a team with PTA, parents, taxpayers, students, council members and legislature.
What was at stake?
Andrew Gonzalez was the only incumbent to appear on the ballot even though he resigned from the board on August 21, 2013. His name remained on the ballot because the withdrawal took place after the creation of a final candidates list. Fellow members Eugene Donofrio and Fred Colabella did not seek re-election in 2013.
About the district
Old Bridge Township lagged behind state rates of higher education achievement but outperformed the state averages for median income and poverty in 2010. The township had a poverty rate of 2.9% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 9.4%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Old Bridge Township's median income at $95,188 while the state median income was $71,180. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (33.5%) is below the state average (35%).
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Old Bridge Township (%)||New Jersey (%)|
|Black or African American||4.4||13.7|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.2||0.3|
|Two or More Races||2.2||2.7|
|Hispanic or Latino||11||17.7|
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- Old Bridge Township Public Schools elections (2013)
- MyCentralJersey.com, "Balwinder Singh (I) cadidate for Old Bridge Township Board of Education," October 31, 2013
- New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, "Standard Search," Accessed December 27, 2013
- NJ.com, "Old Bridge School Board President Andrew Gonzalez resigns to join Teach For America," August 21, 2013
- Greater Media Newspapers, "Seven will vie for three seats on Old Bridge school board," July 11, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Old Bridge Township," Accessed November 20, 2013