Eric Girone

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Eric Girone
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Former candidate for
Vineland Board of Education, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNeumann College
ProfessionEmployee development specialist
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Eric Girone was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Vineland Board of Education in New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for the one-year unexpired term left by Carlos Mercado against four other candidates on November 5, 2013. Girone sought appointment to the position on August 7, 2013 but the board voted for Frank Bongiovanni to fill the seat until November.[1]


Girone earned an undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership from Neumann College in 2012. He has worked at Boeing since 2006 and currently serves as an employee development specialist.[2]



See also: Vineland Public Schools elections (2013)


Girone ran for a one-year unexpired term on the board against four other candidates on November 5, 2013.


Vineland Public School Board, 1-year unexpired term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Ulrich 42.8% 3,326
     Nonpartisan Geralynn Testa-McCann 22.9% 1,780
     Nonpartisan Wanda Lopez 20.9% 1,629
     Nonpartisan Eric Girone 8.2% 635
     Nonpartisan Ryan DeVito 5.2% 406
     Nonpartisan Personal choice 0.1% 4
Total Votes 7,780
Source: Cumberland County Clerk, "2013 General Election Results," accessed January 29, 2014


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


Girone received no endorsements during this election.

What was at stake?

Incumbents Scott English and Alan Mounier sought re-election to the board against four challengers on November 5, 2013. Frank Bongiovanni was appointed to replace Carols Mercado until the general election. English won re-election while the two remaining spots were filled by Richard Baruffi and Brian DeWinne. Tom Ulrich ran for the unexpired one-year term left by Carlos Mercado rather than pursuing another full term and won election to that seat.

About the district

See also: Vineland Public Schools, New Jersey
Vineland Public Schools is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
The City of Vineland is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The population of Vineland was 60,724 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Vineland lagged behind state rates for poverty, median income and higher education achievement in 2010. The city had a poverty rate of 13.1% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 9.4%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Vineland's median income at $54,978 while the state median income was $71,180. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (16.8%) is below the state average (35%).[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Vineland (%) New Jersey (%)
White 67 68.6
Black or African American 14.2 13.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.3
Asian 1.7 8.3
Two or More Races 3.5 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 38 17.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 61.5 37.3
2008 60 38.4
2004 - -
2000 - -

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[6]

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