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Nancy M. Mongon

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Nancy M. Mongon
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Old Bridge Township Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
November 2016
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJersey City State College
Nancy M. Mongon is an at-large member of the Old Bridge Township Board of Education in New Jersey. She won election along with Annette Tunyla-Hopman and Balwinder Singh on November 5, 2013.


Mongon earned a B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Jersey City State College. She worked as a business administrator and board secretary in the district before her retirement in 2012.[1]



See also: Old Bridge Township Public Schools elections (2013)


Mongon faced incumbent Andrew Gonzalez as well as challengers Annette Tunyla-Hopman, Jeffrey Dynof, Balwinder Singh, David Josselyn and Mark Palehonki on November 5, 2013.


Old Bridge Township Board of Education, At-large General election, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnnette Tunyla-Hopman 22.7% 4,518
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNancy M. Mongon 18.1% 3,593
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBalwinder Singh 14.5% 2,890
     Nonpartisan Jeffrey Dynof 12.8% 2,547
     Nonpartisan David Josselyn 11.2% 2,227
     Nonpartisan Andrew Gonzalez Incumbent 10.9% 2,179
     Nonpartisan Mark Palehonki 9.5% 1,898
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 49
Total Votes 19,901
Source: Middlesex County, "Election Results," November 12, 2013


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

Campaign themes


In an interview with, Mongon explained her reasons for running in 2013:[1]

Because of my background in school business administration, I see the future of the district’s finances as the most important issue. If you think about it, whether it’s academics, athletics or the arts, the bottom line on improving or sustaining any district program or service, is always the almighty dollar. Old Bridge, as most school districts, relies on state aid and the local tax levy as its primary source of revenue. State aid is always a “wild card.” The local tax levy is capped at 2%, with the exception of specific waivers.

As 80% of the school’s budget is composed of staff members and their contractual benefits, the most important decision registered voters make is election of a board that will appoint a Superintendent, who will recommend only the best qualified instructional, administrative and support staff, to the board for its approval, to ensure that the district is run ethically, efficiently and productively.

The Board of Education is responsible for adopting and ensuring that the school district’s budget is implemented as adopted. No other sitting board member, incumbent or candidate for the board has the knowledge of preparing and implementing a school district budget that my candidacy brings.

My goal, if elected, is to utilize my knowledge and experience to ensure that the district’s financial plans are sound and sustainable, with specific goals for the future, based on reasonable and demonstrable projections, with the input and support of the community, in an open, transparent manner, that will be of the utmost benefit to the students, staff and taxpayers.

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.[3] Fellow members Eugene Donofrio and Fred Colabella did not seek re-election in 2013.[4]

About the district

See also: Old Bridge Township Public Schools, New Jersey
Old Bridge Township Public Schools is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Old Bridge Township Public Schools serves K-12 students in Old Bridge Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The population of Old Bridge Township was 23,753 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]


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%).[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Old Bridge Township (%) New Jersey (%)
White 79.6 68.6
Black or African American 4.4 13.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 11.1 8.3
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 11 17.7

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.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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