Dublin City Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Dublin City Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Dublin City Schools
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Three seats were up for election on the Dublin Board of Education on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Lynn B. May, Stu Harris and candidate Rick Weininger ran unopposed and won the three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Dublin City Schools, Ohio
Dublin City Schools is located in Franklin County, Ohio
Dublin is a city located in Franklin County in central Ohio. The city's population was 41,751 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]


Dublin outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 71.3% of Dublin residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Dublin had a median income of $113,361 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Dublin was 3.1% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Dublin (%) Ohio (%)
White 80.5 82.7
Black or African American 1.8 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1 0.2
Asian 15.3 1.7
Two or More Races 1.8 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 1.8 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 60.5 37.8
2008 59.6 38.9
2004 54.3 45
2000 48.8 47.8

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Dublin Board of Education consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms. There was no primary election on September 10, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats on the board were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.[4]

Candidates for the Dublin Board of Education must be 18 years old, a resident of the district and not hold city office concurrent to board service. The Franklin County Board of Elections required a $30 filing fee as well as at least 150 signatures by the filing deadline on August 7, 2013.[5]




Election results

Dublin City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLynn B. May Incumbent 34.1% 3,938
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngStu Harris Incumbent 32.9% 3,801
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRick Weininger 32.9% 3,801
Total Votes 11,540
Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Ohio Secretary of State.[6]

Past elections


Dublin Board of Education, At-large, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris Valentine Incumbent 55.1% 13,908
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngScott Melody Incumbent 44.9% 11,333
Total Votes 25,241
Source: Franklin County Board of Elections

What was at stake?

Incumbents Stu Harris and Lynn B. May along with newcomer Rick Weininger sought election to the board on November 5, 2013. There were no certified write-in candidates by the August 26 deadline so Harris, May and Weininger ran without opposition. Incumbent Gwen Callender did not file for re-election in order to run for Franklin County Municipal Court Judge.[7]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Dublin Board of Education elections in 2013:[8]

Deadline Event
August 7, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions for local nonpartisan races
October 24, 2013 Filing deadline for pre-election expense reports
November 5, 2013 Election day
November 26, 2013 Certification of election results by county officials
December 13, 2013 Filing deadline for post-election expense reports

Additional elections on the ballot

The Dublin Board of Education election shared the ballot with other local and county measures. Voters chose four members of the Dublin City Council and four judges for the Franklin County Municipal Court.[9]

See also

External links

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