Old Bridge Township Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Old Bridge Township Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
New Jersey
Old Bridge Township Public Schools
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Three seats were up for election on the Old Bridge Township Board of Education. Annette Tunyla-Hopman, Nancy M. Mongon and Balwinder Singh defeated four challengers to win election to the board on November 5, 2013.

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.[1]


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%).[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
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.[2]

Method of board member selection

The Old Bridge Township Board of Education consists of nine members elected at-large to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats are up for election each year.

Candidates for the Board of Education must be 18 years old, reside within the district and submit nominating petitions to the county clerk by the filing deadline. The district moved board elections from the third Tuesday of April to the first Tuesday of November after a 2012 state law provided greater flexibility for local election officials.[3]





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

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.[4]

Past elections


Old Bridge Township Board of Education, At-large General election, 3-year term, 2012, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Sulikowski 20% 5,037
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSalvatore DiPrima 19.9% 5,018
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKevin G. Borsilli 15.6% 3,932
     Nonpartisan Balwinder Singh 13.2% 3,316
     Nonpartisan Mark Palehonki 12.8% 3,227
     Nonpartisan Annette Tunyla-Hopman 12.1% 3,035
     Nonpartisan Isaac Crosson 6.4% 1,604
Total Votes 25,169
Source: NJ.com

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.[5] Fellow members Eugene Donofrio and Fred Colabella did not seek re-election in 2013.[6]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Old Bridge Township Board of Education election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
June 4, 2013 Last day for filing nominating petitions in school board elections
June 10, 2013 Last day to challenge nominating petitions in school board elections
August 12, 2013 County clerk draws ballot positions for candidates
September 6, 2013 Last day for candidates to withdraw from general election ballot
November 5, 2013 General election
December 3, 2013 Certification of election results by Board of State Canvassers

Additional elections on the ballot

The Old Bridge Township Board of Education elections shared the ballot with other local and state elections. Residents of Old Bridge Township submitted ballots for Sheriff, Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Township Council. The ballot included races for Governor as well as seats in the New Jersey State Assembly and New Jersey State Senate. Voters also decided on proposed constitutional amendments that would establish cost of living adjustments for the state minimum wage and use gaming profits for veterans' organizations.[8]

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