Christopher J. Heather
Heather, a lifelong resident of the district, has his Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently employed as a psych nurse practitioner, and is also a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve. He previously served on the board and has decided to return after a six-year absence.
|Northwest Local School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Pamela L. Detzel Incumbent||19.4%||4,995|
|Nonpartisan||Christopher J. Heather||15.9%||4,107|
|Nonpartisan||David Denny Incumbent||15.4%||3,960|
|Nonpartisan||Elaine Gauck Incumbent||10.6%||2,737|
|Nonpartisan||Dexter Harold Carpenter||7.3%||1,873|
|Source: Hamilton County of Ohio, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Hamilton County, Ohio," accessed December 16, 2013|
Heather was not endorsed in this campaign.
As of October 28, 2013, Heather did not disclose any campaign contributions.
In a 2013 interview with the Courier Post, Heather stated the following when asked about his campaign priorities:
How can the district meet its budget challenges?
The district has a five-year emergency levy that raises about $7 million annually. If elected, will you support its renewal?
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the district in the next four years?
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on the Northwest Local School Board on November 5, 2013. All three incumbents filed for re-election.
About the district
- See also: Northwest Local School District, Ohio
In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Hamilton County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 87.9% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $49,218 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. In terms of the poverty rate, Hamilton County underperformed with 15.9%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Hamilton County (%)||Ohio (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||2.7||3.3|
|Two or More Races||2.1||2.0|
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.
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- Courier Post, "Northwest candidates talk budget, levy," accessed October 30, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed October 21, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hamilton County," accessed October 21, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.