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Clay Lopez

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Clay Lopez
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Board Member, Pickerington Local School District, At-large
Former member
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Clay Lopez previously held an at-large position on the Pickerington Local School Board, where he also served as board vice president. He lost re-election to his seat on November 5, 2013 against two fellow incumbents and one challenger.


Lopez has a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and his J.D. from Capital University Law School. He is an associate attorney at Amy M. Levine & Associates.[1]



See also: Pickerington Local School District elections (2013)


Lopez faced his fellow incumbents Cathy Olshefski 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


Lopez was not endorsed in this elections.


Lopez 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: 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.[5][6]

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  1. LinkedIn, "Clay Lopez," accessed October 29, 2013
  2. Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
  3. U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Fairfield County," accessed October 21, 2013
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  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. 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.