Hamilton City School District elections (2013)

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2013 Hamilton City School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Ohio
Hamilton City School District
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Three seats were up for election on the Hamilton Board of Education. Steven Isgro, Robert W. Weigel and incumbent Glenn Stitsinger defeated Arthur Roden, as well as incumbents Anna Harvey and George N. Jonson, to win the three at-large seats.

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.[1]

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.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
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[2]
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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Hamilton 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 Hamilton Board of Education must be 18 years old, a resident of the district and not hold city office concurrent to board service. The Butler 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]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Election 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

Campaign finance

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

Past elections

2011

Hamilton Board of Education, At-large, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLarry E. Bowling 53.4% 7,826
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngScott Kruger 46.6% 6,827
Total Votes 14,653
Source: Butler County Board of Elections

What was at stake?

Incumbents George N. 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. The 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.[7]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Hamilton 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 Hamilton Board of Education election shared the ballot with other local elections. Residents of Hamilton voted for mayor, three seats on the Hamilton City Council and a seat on the Hamilton Municipal Court. Voters also cast ballots on two local issues dealing with alcohol sales at area businesses.[4]

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