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|Board Member, Middletown Township School Board, At-large|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Middletown School Board|
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. 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. He was elected to the Middletown Township school board in April, 2011 but he resigned in May of the same year.
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|
|Nonpartisan||Michael A. Donlon||17.2%||5,474|
|Nonpartisan||Vincent S. Brand Incumbent||12.9%||4,097|
|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|
|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.
Banta did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
|Middletown Township School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Barry Allan Travis||11.9%||1,632|
|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 districtMonmouth 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.
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.
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.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Bob + Banta + Middletown + Township + School + District"
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- Middletown Township School District, New Jersey
- Middletown Township School District Elections (2013)
- Mary Lou Byrd, Middletown Patch, "Six Board of Ed Candidates Vie For Three Open Full-Term Dais Seats," April 26, 2011
- Banta and Wexelberg for School Board, "Home," accessed November 1, 2013 (timed out)
- Keith Heumiller, The Hub Independent, "Four school board seats contested in Mid’town," October 4, 2012
- New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, "Standard Search," accessed December 27, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Monmouth County, New Jersey," accessed October 28, 2013
- State of New Jersey Department of State, "Statewide Voter Registration Summary," accessed October 27, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014