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Christopher J. Aveta

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Christopher J. Aveta
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Board Member, Middletown Township School Board, At-large
Former member
Term ends
November 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedApril 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Carteret School Board
Education
Bachelor'sNew Jersey City University
Personal
ProfessionAccount manager
Websites
Office website
Christopher J. Aveta was an at-large member of the Middletown Township School Board in New Jersey. He was first elected to the board in 2010. Aveta lost his re-election bid in a general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Aveta resides in Middletown Township, New Jersey. Aveta earned his Bachelor's degree from New Jersey City University before serving from 1995 to 2012 as a litigation and collections coordinator with the Platzer and Swergold law firm in New York. He is currently employed as a senior account manager with DTI, which provides litigation support to law firms.[1] Prior to moving to Middletown Township, Aveta served on the school board in Carteret School District, New Jersey.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Middletown Township School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Aveta unsuccessfully ran against nine other candidates for one of three at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

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

Funding

Aveta reported no contributions or expenditures to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.[3]

Endorsements

Aveta did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

2010

Middletown Township School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Brand 16.8% 4,826
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Mascone 16.8% 4,814
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Aveta 15.3% 4,399
     Nonpartisan Dawn Diorio Incumbent 14.5% 4,142
     Nonpartisan Leonora Caminiti Incumbent 13.1% 3,755
     Nonpartisan Patricia Walsh Incumbent 11.9% 3,398
     Nonpartisan Gerald Wexelberg 11.6% 3,326
Total Votes 28,660
Source: Daily Record, "Monmouth County, Ocean County school election results," accessed November 1, 2013

Campaign themes

In response to a survey conducted by The Hub Independent, Aveta provided the following themes for his 2013 campaign:[4]

During my tenure as chairman of the finance committee, tax increases with respect to the Board of Education budget were 1.3 percent, .98 percent and 1 percent, respectively, for the past three years. Even with these modest property tax increases, the board was able to fund new capital projects. The board has also successfully settled the contracts of all major bargaining units over the past three years. We collaborated on the construction of two state-of-the-art athletic facilities, and a third facility is scheduled for construction. I would continue moving forward with a particular emphasis on increasing technology, improving test scores and continuing to improve district facilities.

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]

Demographics

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





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