Andy Teater

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Andy Teater
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Hilliard School Board, At-large
Term ends
Years in position 10
Board President
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2005
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOhio State University
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
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Andy Teater is an at-large member of the Hilliard School Board. He ran against three candidates for three available seats in the November 5, 2013 general election and won re-election. Teater was first elected to the board in 2005.


Teater earned a B.S. in Economics from Ohio State University in 1986. He worked for 19 years as a relocation manager with the Ohio Department of Transportation before starting Teater Relocation Services, LLC. Teater has worked as a high school football referee since 1990. He and his wife, Phyllis, have three kids currently attending district schools.[1][2]



See also: Hilliard City Schools elections (2013)


Hilliard School Board, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Whiting Incumbent 29% 4,507
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Teater Incumbent 28.1% 4,370
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Lambert Incumbent 23.8% 3,706
     Nonpartisan Brian Perry 19% 2,956
Total Votes 15,539
Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013


Teater reported no contributions or expenditures to the Ohio Secretary of State.[3]


Teater won re-election to the board on November 3, 2009 by placing second out of seven candidates for three available seats.

Hilliard School Board, At-large, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Whiting 20.1% 7,564
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Teater 17.6% 6,610
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Lambert 15.6% 5,869
     Nonpartisan Don Roberts 12.5% 4,699
     Nonpartisan Terri Botsko 12.5% 4,692
     Nonpartisan Chris Courtney 11.2% 4,221
     Nonpartisan Justin Gardner 10.6% 4,001
Total Votes 37,656
Source: Franklin County Board of Elections

Campaign themes


Teater provided his themes for the 2013 election on his campaign website:[4]

I will continue to:

  • Provide solid money managements of the District’s Budget.
  • Promote teamwork and cooperation between the Board, Administration, Teachers, and Community Leaders.
  • Continue to work to enhance communication with the District’s Residents.

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Incumbents Teater, Paul Lambert and Lisa Whiting sought re-election to the board on November 5, 2013. They were joined on the ballot by Brian Perry, who was unsuccessful in the November 2011 board election.

About the district

See also: Hilliard City Schools, Ohio
Hilliard City Schools is located in Franklin County, Ohio
Hilliard City Schools in Franklin County serves students in Hilliard, Columbus and five nearby communities. Hilliard's population was 28,435 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]


Hilliard outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 46.4% of Hilliard residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Hilliard had a median income of $84,543 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Hilliard was 4.8% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Hilliard (%) Ohio (%)
White 88.5 82.7
Black or African American 3 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.2
Asian 5.6 1.7
Two or More Races 1.9 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 2.3 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 60.5 37.8
2008 59.6 38.9
2004 54.3 45
2000 48.8 47.8

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.[7][8]

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