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George N. Jonson

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George N. Jonson
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Hamilton Board of Education, At-large
Former member
Term ends
2013
Leadership
Board Vice President
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1982
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolHamilton High School
Bachelor'sOhio State University
J.D.University of Cincinnati
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
George N. Jonson was previously an at-large member of the Hamilton Board of Education. He lost re-election against five other candidates for three available seats in the November 5, 2013 general election. Jonson first won election to the board in 1982.

Biography

Jonson received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and J.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He has run his own law practice in Hamilton since 1962. Jonson and his wife, Sophia, have three children and four grandchildren.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Hamilton City School District elections (2013)

Results

Hamilton City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRobert W. Weigel 25.3% 3,377
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Isgro 21.1% 2,821
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Stitsinger Incumbent 17.1% 2,276
     Nonpartisan Anna Harvey Incumbent 14.4% 1,926
     Nonpartisan George N. Jonson Incumbent 12.5% 1,665
     Nonpartisan Arthur Roden 9.6% 1,282
Total Votes 13,347
Source: Butler County Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Butler County, Ohio," accessed December 16, 2013

Funding

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

2009

Jonson won re-election to the board by placing third for three available seats on November 3, 2009.

Hamilton Board of Education, At-large, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Harvey Incumbent 30.1% 7,158
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Stitsinger Incumbent 29.4% 6,996
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge N. Jonson Incumbent 25.3% 6,011
     Nonpartisan John A. Spohn 15.3% 3,632
Total Votes 23,797
Source: Butler County Board of Elections

Campaign themes

2013

In an interview with the Journal-Times, Jonson noted that his priorities as a board member including improving academic performance, maintaining a steady budget and attracting talented teachers with competitive compensation.[3]

What was at stake?

Incumbents Jonson, Glenn Stitsinger and Anna Harvey sought re-election to the board. They were challenged by newcomers Robert W. Weigel, Steven Isgro and Arthur Roden. The district was dealing with poor performance in the latest report card issued by the Ohio Department of Education. This report from the 2012-2013 school year indicated that students only met 58.3% of performance indicators and earned an F in terms of annual measurable objectives.[4]

About the district

See also: Hamilton City School District, Ohio
Hamilton City Schools is located in Butler County, Ohio
Hamilton is a city located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio. The city's population was 62,477 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]

Demographics

Hamilton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15% of Hamilton residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Hamilton had a median income of $38,628 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Hamilton was 20.9% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Hamilton (%) Ohio (%)
White 84 82.7
Black or African American 8.2 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.2
Asian 0.6 1.7
Two or More Races 2.9 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 6.4 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
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





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