Tom Ulrich

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Tom Ulrich
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Vineland Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
November 2014
Years in position 8
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedApril 2007
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesCumberland County College
Bachelor'sFarleigh Dickinson University
ProfessionPolice officer
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Tom Ulrich is an at-large member of the Vineland Board of Education in New Jersey. He ran successfully for the one-year unexpired term left by Carlos Mercado against four other candidates on November 5, 2013. Ulrich first won election to the board in 2007.


Ulrich earned an A.S. in Criminal Justice from Cumberland County College in 1990. He later earned a B.I.A.S. in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Administrative Sciences from Farleigh Dickinson University. Ulrich also attended the FBI National Academy in 2012. He has served with the Vineland Police Department since 1982 and currently works as the Patrol Division Commander.[1]



See also: Vineland Public Schools elections (2013)


Ulrich ran for a one-year unexpired term on the board against four other candidates on November 5, 2013.


Vineland Public School Board, 1-year unexpired term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Ulrich 42.8% 3,326
     Nonpartisan Geralynn Testa-McCann 22.9% 1,780
     Nonpartisan Wanda Lopez 20.9% 1,629
     Nonpartisan Eric Girone 8.2% 635
     Nonpartisan Ryan DeVito 5.2% 406
     Nonpartisan Personal choice 0.1% 4
Total Votes 7,780
Source: Cumberland County Clerk, "2013 General Election Results," accessed January 29, 2014


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


Ulrich received no endorsements during this election.


Ulrich won re-election to the board by placing third out of sixth candidates on April 20, 2010.

Vineland Board of Education, April 20, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngScott English 22.4% 2,622
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Mounier 18.1% 2,121
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Ulrich 17.8% 2,083
     Nonpartisan Eugene Medio 17% 1,988
     Nonpartisan Allan Bernardini 13% 1,525
     Nonpartisan Frank Giordano 11.8% 1,382
Total Votes 11,721
Source: Cumberland County Board of Elections

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 Richard Baruffi and Brian DeWinne. 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: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[5]

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