|Board member, Oshkosh Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 1, 2014|
|First elected||April 5, 2011|
|Bachelor's||University of Oklahoma|
|Master's||University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh|
Garner earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. She later received a M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2006. Garner has worked for 16 years as a chemical engineer with TTC Labs, Inc. She also founded an advocacy group called Oshkosh for Education (OFE) in 2010 to pursue more fiscally responsibility in district policies. Garner and her husband have two children currently attending area schools.
|Oshkosh Area School District, At-large General Election, 3-year term, April 1, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Barbara Herzog Incumbent||35.2%||7,449|
|Nonpartisan||John Lemberger Incumbent||31.9%||6,746|
|Nonpartisan||Allison Garner Incumbent||31.6%||6,676|
|Source: Winnebago County Clerk, "Unofficial Election Results," April 1, 2014 These results are unofficial.|
As of February 7, 2014, Garner did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the district office. State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.
Garner did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
Garner's 2011 campaign website listed her major themes:
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I would like to continue the tradition of educational excellence in our district as we set our strategic plan for the future. Second, as a mother of two elementary aged students, I think that our school board can work to stabilize the school district by working with both the OASD and the community to build trust and respect. With a stable district, I think that we can continue to challenge our students to improve their performance and learning. Additionally, I believe we can continue to improve professional development for teachers and administrators.
Personally, I have been married for 13 years and have a son aged 8 and daughter aged 6. I am a Midwestern native who moved to Oshkosh in 2000. Prior to 2000, I spent 10 years living all over the country and working overseas. My professional background includes a BS in chemical engineering and an MBA. For the past 13 years, I have worked as a chemical engineer in the oil industry and am currently the vice president of a small chemical engineering consulting firm, which is where I learned about fiscal responsibilities. As I have shown in the past two years with Oshkosh for Education (OFE), my analytical problem solving skills have been beneficial to the OASD.
In the face of a BOE determined to close schools and fire teachers in 2008, I started OFE. This organization is now comprised of parents, residents and teachers who feel strongly about improving the fiscal responsibility in the OASD. As demonstrated over the last two years, OFE has been successful in:
—Allison Garner's campaign website, (2011), 
About the district
- See also: Oshkosh Area School District, Wisconsin
Oshkosh underperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.6% of Oshkosh residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Oshkosh was $42,938 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Oshkosh was 17.8% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.
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- LinkedIn, "Allison Garner," accessed February 7, 2014
- Allison Garner for Oshkosh School Board, "About Me," accessed February 7, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Campaign Finance Overview: Local Candidates," May 2010
- Allison Garner for Oshkosh School Board, "Oshkosh Teachers Union Questionnaire," accessed February 7, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Oshkosh, Wisconsin," accessed February 5, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Election Results," accessed February 5, 2014
|2014 Oshkosh Area School District Elections|
|Election date:||April 1, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Allison Garner • Barbara Herzog • John Lemberger|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|