Adil T. Baguirov
|Adil T. Baguirov|
|Dayton Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Southern California|
|Ph.D.||Moscow State Institute of International Relations|
Baguirov holds undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He later earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2002. Baguirov has been a fellow at MGIMO University's Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy. He is the co-founder of the U.S. Azeris Network and the Karabakh Foundation.
- See also: Dayton Public Schools elections (2013)
|Dayton Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Joe Lacey Incumbent||28.8%||10,149|
|Nonpartisan||Hazel G. Rountree||28.6%||10,056|
|Nonpartisan||Ronald C. Lee Incumbent||22.2%||7,826|
|Nonpartisan||Adil T. Baguirov||19.3%||6,792|
|Nonpartisan||Walter James Hickman, Jr.||0.7%||242|
|Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Montgomery County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
Baguirov's campaign blog listed the following themes for 2013:
"I will advocate for marked increases in the graduation rate for DPS students, and through open communication and collaborative efforts, I will facilitate initiatives that promote increased parental and community involvement in DPS.
I expect to achieve these goals by keeping the focus on student achievement, and having the associated accountability discussion on a regular basis. With a frequent review of student data, I believe we can identify all struggling students at an earlier stage in their education, and provide them with the needed resources to get back on track. I think the accountability discussion looks at the benchmarks that track a student’s progress to success. Accountability is also an evaluation of the effectiveness of instructional programs and teaching methodology. Finally, I will reach out to parents and the community to promote education, interaction, and working towards a unified and comprehensive approach to public education in the district."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
About the district
- See also: Dayton Public Schools, Ohio
Dayton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15% of Columbus residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Dayton had a median income of $28,843 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Dayton was 32.5% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.
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- Ahiska Turkish American Community Center, "Dr. Adil T. Baguirov," Accessed September 17, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- Platform and Plan of Action for Dayton Board of Education, "Adil’s platform and action plan," Accessed September 17, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Dayton," Accessed September 16, 2013
- Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Election Results," Accessed September 16, 2013