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Richard Baruffi
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Member, Vineland Board of Education
Term ends
November 2016
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Richard Baruffi is an at-large member of the Vineland Board of Education in New Jersey. He won election to the board against five other candidates on November 5, 2013.


Baruffi worked as a teacher and basketball coach in district schools before his retirement.[1]



See also: Vineland Public Schools elections (2013)


Baruffi sought election to the board against five other candidates for three seats on November 5, 2013.


Vineland Public School Board, At-large, 3-year term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Baruffi 25.8% 5,272
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngScott English Incumbent 21.2% 4,349
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrian DeWinne 17.6% 3,607
     Nonpartisan Alan Mounier Incumbent 13.3% 2,727
     Nonpartisan Frank Bongiovanni Incumbent 13% 2,652
     Nonpartisan David Mazur 9% 1,852
     Nonpartisan Personal choice 0.1% 14
Total Votes 20,473
Source: Cumberland County Clerk, "2013 General Election Results," accessed January 29, 2014


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


Baruffi received no endorsements during this election.

What was at stake?

Incumbents Scott English and Alan Mounier sought re-election to the board against four challengers on November 5, 2013. Frank Bongiovanni was appointed to replace Carols Mercado until the general election. English won re-election while the two remaining spots were filled by Baruffi and Brian DeWinne. Tom Ulrich ran for the unexpired one-year term left by Carlos Mercado rather than pursuing another full term and won election to that seat.

About the district

See also: Vineland Public Schools, New Jersey
Vineland Public Schools is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
The City of Vineland is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The population of Vineland was 60,724 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]


Vineland lagged behind state rates for poverty, median income and higher education achievement in 2010. The city had a poverty rate of 13.1% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 9.4%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Vineland's median income at $54,978 while the state median income was $71,180. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (16.8%) is below the state average (35%).[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Vineland (%) New Jersey (%)
White 67 68.6
Black or African American 14.2 13.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.3
Asian 1.7 8.3
Two or More Races 3.5 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 38 17.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 61.5 37.3
2008 60 38.4
2004 - -
2000 - -

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]

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  1., "5 throw hats in ring for Vineland school board seat," September 8, 2013
  2. New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, "Standard Search," accessed December 27, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Vineland," accessed October 22, 2013
  4. Cumberland County Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed October 22, 2013
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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.