Dexter Harold Carpenter
Carpenter is a custodian, maintenance employee and head wrestling coach at Badin High School. He graduated from Deer Park High School and attended Xavier University, after which he served in the Navy for three years.
|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|
Carpenter was not endorsed in this campaign.
|Northwest Local School District, At-large, 4-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Pamela L. Detzel||27.6%||11,719|
|Nonpartisan||Dexter Harold Carpenter||9.8%||4,140|
|Source: Board Member; Northwest Local School District Voter Information, "Candidates," accessed October 30, 2013|
In a 2013 interview with the Courier Post, Carpenter 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, 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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Courier Post, "Northwest candidates talk budget, levy," accessed October 30, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 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