|Former candidate for|
|Old Bridge Township Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Old Bridge Environmental Commission|
|High school||Old Bridge High School|
Dynof graduated from Old Bridge High School in 2013 and currently attends Rutgers University. He works as a tutor for students throughout the district. Dynof was appointed to the Old Bridge Environmental Commission by Mayor Owen Henry.
Dynof provided the following statement regarding his tenure on the Environmental Commission to Ballotpedia:
|“||As an Environmental Commission member, I have worked tirelessly to aid township ecology. I have recruited many volunteers and community groups to participate in projects to beautify the township. I feel that community involvement in such projects serves as a great way to get everyone involved to work toward a positive and beneficial goal. I have also volunteered my time at Cheesequake State Park, where I helped to clean and freshen the nature center that is visited by many community members and school groups. It is important to teach the next generation about environmental conservation. Our town is highly regarding as having a wonderful amount of open space. Sadly, the township’s current administration supports more development and more destruction of our townships beautiful landscape. Trees and greenery improve personal health and provide our town with rich natural character. Climate change is affecting our world at ever-increasing rates and we must collectively take action to mitigate and reverse its effects. It starts with us and as an Environmental Commission member I will continue to advocate for our town and its vital resources.||”|
—Jeffrey Dynof, (2015)
|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|
Dynof reported no contributions or expenditures to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
In an interview with Asbury Park Press, Dynof explained his reasons for running in 2013:
I am running for the Old Bridge Board of Education because I know I can make a difference and be a positive nonpolitical voice for improvement. I am passionate about improving the school system that I called home. I can offer a new perspective and bring many fresh ideas to the school board. I am a very determined individual and will work diligently to improve the quality of education without increasing taxpayer cost.
I strongly believe in the importance of community involvement and have trained Seeing Eye dogs for the visually impaired for nine years. Through the 4-H, a youth development organization, I have held many leadership positions involving financial management, which will help shape my actions as a school board member. The Seeing Eye program and its corresponding events have given me experience with decision making, planning, analysis, and working within budget constraints.
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|
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.
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- MyCentralJersey.com, "Jeffrey Dynof, candidate for Old Bridge Board of Education," October 24, 2013
- Old Bridge Township, "Environmental Commission," accessed January 13, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Margaret Koenig, "Email correspondence with Jeffrey Dynof," May 5, 2015
- New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, "Standard Search," accessed December 27, 2013
- Asbury Park Press, "Jeffrey Dynof, candidate for Old Bridge Board of Education," October 24, 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
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014