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Glenn Stitsinger
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Hamilton Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 29
Board President
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1986
Term limitsN/A
High schoolHamilton High School
OtherOhio State University College of Dentistry
Office website
Glenn Stitsinger is an at-large member of the Hamilton Board of Education. He won re-election against five other candidates for three available seats in the November 5, 2013 general election. Stitsinger first won election to the board in 1986.


Stitsinger graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and owns a private dental practice. He has been involved with community groups like TvHamilton and the Hamilton Parks and Recreation Commission. Stitsinger served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He and his wife, Joelle, have two children who currently work at area schools.[1]



See also: Hamilton City School District elections (2013)


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


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


Stitsinger won re-election to the board by placing second 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


In an interview with the Journal-Times, Stitsinger stated that his primary concerns as a board member include updating school technology, maintaining fiscal stability and improving academic performance.[3]

What was at stake?

Incumbents Stitsinger, George N. Jonson 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]


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

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.[7] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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