Nancy M. Mongon
|Nancy M. Mongon|
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|Old Bridge Township Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Jersey City State College|
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.
|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|
Mongon reported no contributions or expenditures to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
In an interview with MyCentralJersey.com, Mongon explained her reasons for running in 2013:
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. 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: 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Old Bridge Township Public Schools elections (2013)
- MyCentralJersey.com, "Nancy Mongon, candidate for Board of Education in Old Bridge Township," September 25, 2013
- New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, "Standard Search," accessed December 27, 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