Hazel G. Rountree

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Hazel G. Rountree
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Dayton Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentral State University
Master'sUniversity of Dayton
J.D.University of Dayton
Ph.D.Redding University
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Hazel G. Rountree is an at-large member of the Dayton Board of Education. She was first elected in the November 5, 2013 general election against four other candidates for four available seats.


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.[1]



See also: Dayton Public Schools elections (2013)


Dayton Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Lacey Incumbent 28.8% 10,149
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHazel G. Rountree 28.6% 10,056
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRonald C. Lee Incumbent 22.2% 7,826
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAdil T. Baguirov 19.3% 6,792
     Nonpartisan Walter James Hickman, Jr. 0.7% 242
Total Votes 35,186
Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Montgomery County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013


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

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.[3]

About the district

See also: Dayton Public Schools, Ohio
Dayton Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Ohio
Dayton is the county seat of Montgomery County and located in southwestern Ohio. The city's population was 141,527 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


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.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Dayton (%) Ohio (%)
White 51.7 82.7
Black or African American 42.9 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.2
Asian 0.9 1.7
Two or More Races 2.9 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 3 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 51.4 46.8
2008 52.3 46.1
2004 50.6 48.9
2000 49.6 47.5

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

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  1. Wright State University, "Hazel Rountree," accessed September 17, 2013
  2. Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
  3. Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Upcoming Elections," accessed September 16, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Dayton," accessed September 16, 2013
  5. Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 16, 2013
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. 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.