Joyce Blair

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Joyce Blair
Placeholder image2.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Toms River Board of Education, Toms River
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Joyce Blair was a candidate for the Toms River seat on the Toms River Board of Education in New Jersey. She was defeated in her election bid against fellow challengers Robert Onofrietti, Jr. and James G. Sigurdson on November 5, 2013.


Blair studied Business at Ocean County College. She worked as a secretary for the school district from 1985 to 2011. Blair currently works as a receptionist for the Lakewood BlueClaws baseball club.[1]



See also: Toms River Regional Schools elections (2013)


Blair sought election to the Toms River seat on the board against challengers Robert Onofrietti, Jr. and James G. Sigurdson on November 5, 2013.


Toms River Regional School Board, Toms River District, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames G. Sigurdson 40.8% 5,399
     Nonpartisan Joyce Blair 31.8% 4,210
     Nonpartisan Robert Onofrietti, Jr. 20.8% 2,748
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 6.6% 877
Total Votes 13,234
Source: Ocean County, NJ "November 2013 Election Results," November 14, 2013


Blair reported no contributions or expenditures to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.[2]


Blair did not receive any endorsements in this election.

What was at stake

Incumbent Michael A. Jedziniak sought re-election to the board while fellow members Tom Baxter and Edward Gearity did not file for election. Jedziniak lost to challenger Walt Ramsay for the Pine Beach seat on the board. Gloria McCormack was unopposed for the Beachwood seat on the board while three challengers vied for the open Toms River seat.

About the district

See also: Toms River Regional Schools, New Jersey
Toms River Regional Schools is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
Toms River Regional Schools serves Ocean County communities including Toms River, South Toms River, Pine Beach and Beachwood. The population of Ocean County was 576,565 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]


Ocean County lagged behind state rates for poverty, median income and higher education achievement in 2010. The county had a poverty rate of 9.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 9.4%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Ocean County's median income at $60,712 while the state median income was $71,180. The percentage of county residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (24.5%) was below the state average (35%).[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Ocean County (%) New Jersey (%)
White 93.1 73.8
Black or African American 3.4 14.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.6
Asian 1.9 9
Two or More Races 1.2 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 8.7 18.5

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 - -
2008 40.1 58.4
2004 38.9 60.1
2000 47.1 48.8

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.[5]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Joyce + Blair + Toms + River + Schools"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Joyce Blair News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Suggest a link