DaMonte Cole

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DaMonte Cole
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Former candidate for
Lakota Board of Education, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLakota East High School
ProfessionRestaurant manager
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DaMonte Cole was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Lakota Board of Education. He lost in the November 5, 2013 general election against three other candidates for three available seats.


Cole graduated from Lakota East High School in 2010 and currently works as a manager at Pizza Hut.[1]



See also: Lakota Local Schools elections (2013)


Lakota Local Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Parnell 30.8% 12,882
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRay Murray Incumbent 29% 12,113
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBen Dibble Incumbent 27.8% 11,617
     Nonpartisan DaMonte Cole 12.5% 5,229
Total Votes 41,841
Source: Butler County Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Butler County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013


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

What was at stake?

Incumbents Ben Dibble and Ray Murray were seeking their second terms on the board in 2013. They were joined on the ballot by newcomers Cole and Todd Parnell in the November 5 general election. Board president Joan Powell did not file for re-election after 16 years of service.[3]

About the district

See also: Lakota Local Schools, Ohio
Lakota Local Schools is located in Butler County, Ohio
Lakota Local Schools in Liberty Township is located in Butler County, which is situated in southwestern Ohio. The county's population was 368,130 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Butler County outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 26.5% of Butler County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Butler County had a median income of $55,497 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Butler County was 12.8% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Butler County (%) Ohio (%)
White 87.2 82.7
Black or African American 7.8 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.2
Asian 2.6 1.7
Two or More Races 2.0 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 4.2 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 36.5 61.7
2008 37.9 60.5
2004 33.7 65.9
2000 33.9 63.3

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.[6][7]

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  1. Cincinnati.com, "Stakes high for Lakota board election," October 12, 2013
  2. Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 26, 2013
  3. Today's Pulse, "Lakota board president will not seek re-election," accessed January 16, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Butler County," accessed September 19, 2013
  5. Butler County Board of Elections, "Archives," accessed September 17, 2013
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. 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.