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Hazel G. Rountree
Rountree earned a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Central State University. She later earned a Master's degree in Counseling and J.D. from the University of Dayton. Rountree also holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from Redding University. She is currently the Assistant Director of Affirmative Action at Wright State University and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
- See also: Dayton Public Schools elections (2013)
|Dayton Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Joe Lacey Incumbent||28.8%||10,149|
|Nonpartisan||Hazel G. Rountree||28.6%||10,056|
|Nonpartisan||Ronald C. Lee Incumbent||22.2%||7,826|
|Nonpartisan||Adil T. Baguirov||19.3%||6,792|
|Nonpartisan||Walter James Hickman, Jr.||0.7%||242|
|Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Montgomery County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
What was at stake?
Incumbents Joe Lacey and Ronald C. Lee were running for re-election to the board. Lacey and Lee faced challengers Adil T. Baguirov, Walter James Hickman, Jr. and Rountree in the November 5, 2013 election. Hickman did not file nominating petitions to be included on the ballot but filed as a certified write-in candidate with the Montgomery County Board of Elections.
About the district
- See also: Dayton Public Schools, Ohio
Dayton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15% of Columbus residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Dayton had a median income of $28,843 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Dayton was 32.5% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Wright State University, "Hazel Rountree," accessed September 17, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Upcoming Elections," accessed September 16, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Dayton," accessed September 16, 2013
- Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 16, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014