Bob Banta

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Bob Banta
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Board Member, Middletown Township School Board, At-large
Term ends
November 2016
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Middletown School Board
ProfessionSales manager
Bob Banta is an at-large member of the Middletown Township School Board in New Jersey. He was first elected to the board on November 5, 2013.


Banta resides in Middletown Township, New Jersey. Banta owned and operated Banta Translation Services for a decade, which offered translation services to legal and medical professionals.[1] He spent three years as an assistant store manager at Lowe's Home Improvement before spending more than 15 years as a regional sales manager with the New City Sales Corporation. Banta also works part-time as a school bus driver and volunteers as a firefighter.[2] He was elected to the Middletown Township school board in April, 2011 but he resigned in May of the same year.[3]



See also: Middletown Township School District elections (2013)


Banta ran against nine other candidates to win one of three at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Middletown Township School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael A. Donlon 17.2% 5,474
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVincent S. Brand Incumbent 12.9% 4,097
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBob Banta 11% 3,489
     Nonpartisan John Bennett Jr. Incumbent 10.9% 3,463
     Nonpartisan Michael J. Ostrander Jr. 10.9% 3,462
     Nonpartisan Richard G. Campbell 9.3% 2,955
     Nonpartisan Christopher J. Aveta Incumbent 7.8% 2,482
     Nonpartisan Michael Craig 7.1% 2,257
     Nonpartisan Anastasia Millicker 6.7% 2,147
     Nonpartisan Rocco DelGuercio 6% 1,924
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 98
Total Votes 31,848
Source: Monmouth County, New Jersey, "11/05/2013 - November General Election," November 20, 2013


Banta reported no contributions or expenditures to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.[4]


Banta did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.


Middletown Township School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Macrae 25.6% 3,515
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBob Banta 20.8% 2,862
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Wexelberg 18.4% 2,531
     Nonpartisan Richard Morrill 11.9% 1,642
     Nonpartisan Barry Allan Travis 11.9% 1,632
     Nonpartisan Robert Superti 10.8% 1,487
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.6% 76
Total Votes 13,745
Source: Middletown Township, New Jersey, "2011 School Election," accessed November 1, 2013

What was at stake?

There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Christopher J. Aveta, Vincent S. Brand and John Bennett Jr. all filed for re-election to keep their seats and competed with seven newcomers in the at-large race. Challengers Michael A. Donlon, Richard G. Campbell and Michael Craig ran unsuccessfully in 2012 for seats on the Middletown Township school board.

About the district

See also: Middletown Township School District, New Jersey
Middletown Township School District is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Middletown Township School District is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The county seat of Monmouth County is Freehold Borough. According to the 2010 US Census, Monmouth County is home to 629,384 residents.[5]


Monmouth County outperformed in comparison to the rest of New Jersey in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Monmouth County was $83,842 compared to $71,180 for the state of New Jersey. The poverty rate in Monmouth County was 6.5% compared to 9.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 39.6% of Monmouth County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 35.0% in New Jersey.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Monmouth County (%) New Jersey (%)
White 85.1 73.8
Black or African American 7.7 14.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.6
Asian 5.3 9.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 10.0 18.5

Party Affiliation, 2013[6]
Party Monmouth County Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 103,200 24.25
Republican 99,033 23.27
Libertarian 150 0.01
Green 119 0.01
Other 72 0.01
Unaffiliated 222,919 52.45

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[7]

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