For status updates, visit lucyburns.org.
Ballotpedia's coverage of elections held on March 3, 2015, was limited. Select races were covered live, and all results will be added once the merger is complete.
Hare earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Cincinnati in 1972. He later earned an M.A. in History and an M.Ed. in School Administration from Xavier University. Hare served for 13 years on the Butler County Educational Service Center after 13 years as a school administrator. He is currently working as an educational consultant for the Ohio Superintendent Evaluation System.
|Fairfield City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Thomas Y. Heisler||23.2%||5,617|
|Nonpartisan||Laurence F. Jones III||17.2%||4,179|
|Source: Butler County Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Butler County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
What was at stake?
Incumbents Mark Morris, Dan Murray and Don Nuss did not file for re-election in 2013. The race for three board seats featured newcomers Hare, Michael Berding, Thomas Y. Heisler and Laurence F. Jones III.
The board was clouded in controversy in 2011 when Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser investigated allegations of election fraud against three board members. Gmoser ultimately found that local businessman Tom Burer used a political action committee (PAC) called Moms on a Mission to funnel money to Sharon Ko, Mark Morris and Dan Murray in order to support his business interests. Burer held a $1.5 million contract with the district to provide maintenance services for school buses. Ko resigned rather than face prosecution by county officials while Gmoser did not have enough proof against Morris and Murray to pursue similar arrangements. Burer plead guilty to attempted tampering with campaign finance reports.
About the district
- See also: Fairfield City School District, Ohio
Fairfield outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 24.6% of Fairfield residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Fairfield had a median income of $54,581 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Fairfield was 8.7% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. 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.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Dan + Hare + Fairfield + Schools"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Ohio school districts
- Fairfield City School District, Ohio
- Fairfield City School District elections (2013)
- LinkedIn, "Dan Hare," accessed September 18, 2013
- Journal News, "Newcomers challenging incumbents for variety of reasons," July 28, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- Cincinnati.com, "3 Fairfield school board members implicated," September 8, 2011
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Fairfield," accessed September 17, 2013
- Butler County Board of Elections, "Archives," accessed September 17, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014