Cathy Olshefski

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Cathy Olshefski
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Board Member, Pickerington Local School District, At-large
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Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIndiana University
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Cathy Olshefski currently holds an at-large position on the Pickerington Local School Board, where she also serves as Board President. She won re-election of her seat on November 5, 2013 against two fellow incumbents and one challenger.


Olshefski has a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. She has held positions in banking, finance, public education, and public consulting. She is married with one son.[1]



See also: Pickerington Local School District elections (2013)


Olshefski faced her fellow incumbents Clay Lopez and Lori A. Sanders, as well as challenger Vanessa Niekamp.


Pickerington Local School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLori A. Sanders Incumbent 28.5% 2,609
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Niekamp 25.3% 2,317
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCathy Olshefski Incumbent 23.1% 2,116
     Nonpartisan Clay Lopez Incumbent 23.1% 2,112
Total Votes 9,154
Source: Fairfield County Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Fairfield County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013


Olshefski was not endorsed in this campaign.


Olshefski reported no contributions or expenditures to the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

What was at stake?

Four candidates vied for three at-large seats on the Pickerington Local School Board on November 5, 2013. All three incumbents filed for re-election.

About the district

See also: Pickerington Local School District, Ohio
Pickerington Local School District is located in Fairfield County, Ohio
Pickerington Local School District in Pickerington is located in Fairfield County, which is situated in central Ohio. The county's population was 146,156 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Fairfield County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 91.6% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $58,249 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate was 11.5%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Fairfield County (%) Ohio (%)
White 90.2 83.4
Black 6.5 12.5
Hispanic or Latino 1.9 3.3
Asian 1.2 1.8
American Indian 0.2 0.3
Two or More Races 1.9 2.0

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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