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Woodbridge Township School District elections (2013)

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2013 Woodbridge Township School District 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
Woodbridge Township School District
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Three seats were up for election on the Woodbridge Township Board of Education. Five candidates ran for election to the board on November 5, 2013. John Golden, Brian F. Small and Jonathan Triebwasser defeated Thomas E. Maras and Biren J. Jhaveri to win three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Woodbridge Township School District, New Jersey
Woodbridge Township School District is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
The district serves K-12 students in Woodbridge Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The population of Woodbridge Township is 19,265 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]


Woodbridge Township outperformed state rates for poverty and median income while lagging behind the state rate for higher education achievement in 2010. The town had a poverty rate of 5.4% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 9.4%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Woodbridge Township's median income at $78,446 while the state median income was $71,180. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (34.6%) is below the state average (35%).[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Woodbridge Township (%) New Jersey (%)
White 59.7 68.6
Black or African American 9.4 13.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.3
Asian 20.8 8.3
Two or More Races 2.8 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 18.2 17.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 82.5 16.9
2008 86.9 12.3
2004 - -
2000 - -

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

Method of board member selection

The Woodbridge 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.[4]




Election results

Woodbridge Township School Board, At-large, 3-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Golden Incumbent 29.4% 8,554
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrian F. Small Incumbent 28.5% 8,284
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Triebwasser Incumbent 17.5% 5,088
     Nonpartisan Thomas E. Maras 17% 4,943
     Nonpartisan Biren J. Jhaveri 7.7% 2,238
Total Votes 29,107
Source: Middlesex County, "Election Results," November 12, 2013

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $11,800.000 and spent a total of $10,606.05 during the election, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.[5]

Candidates running as part of the Our Children's Future is Now slate received a total of $11,800.00 and spent a total of $10,606.05.

The remaining candidates reported no contributions or expenditures during the election.

Past elections


Woodbridge Township Board of Education, November 6, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Harris 26.8% 9,568
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEzio Tamburello 21.1% 7,520
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJudith Leidner 18.3% 6,550
     Nonpartisan Pete Capitano 17% 6,089
     Nonpartisan Lawrence Miloscia 16.8% 5,992
Total Votes 35,719
Source: Unofficial results from Woodbridge Patch

What was stake?

Incumbents John Golden, Brian F. Small and Jonathan Triebwasser all sought re-election to the board as the Our Children's Future is Now slate. They won re-election over challengers Thomas E. Maras and Biren J. Jhaveri.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Woodbridge Township Board of Education election in 2013:[6]

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 genera 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 Woodbridge Township Board of Education elections shared the ballot with local and state elections. Residents of Woodbridge Township voted for Sheriff, three seats on the Board of Freeholders and one seat on the Town Council. Voters throughout New Jersey also casted ballots for Governor along with seats in the New Jersey State Assembly and New Jersey State Senate. The November 5 ballot included proposed constitutional amendments that would establish cost of living adjustments for the state minimum wage and use gaming profits for veterans' organizations.[7]

See also

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