Jennifer Best

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Jennifer Best
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Board Member, Worthington Schools, At-large
Term ends
November 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthFranklin County, Ohio
Personal website
Jennifer Best is a current at-large seat holder on the Worthington School Board. She won re-election against three other challengers on November 5, 2013 including fellow incumbents David Bressman and Marc Schare.


Best is a lifelong resident of the Worthington School District, where she has been on a board member for 12 years. Her two children are both graduates of Worthington Schools. She is a self-employed CPA and an active volunteer.[1]



See also: Worthington Schools elections (2013)


Worthington Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Best Incumbent 28.3% 5,754
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Schare Incumbent 24.2% 4,913
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSam Shim 24.1% 4,910
     Nonpartisan David Bressman Incumbent 23.4% 4,761
Total Votes 20,338
Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 16, 2013


Jennifer Best and Marc Schare announced to the Worthington Education Association that they would not seek or accept endorsements from local teachers unions, believing it to be a conflict of interest.[2]


Best reported no contributions or expenditures to the Ohio Secretary of State.[3]

What was at stake?

Four candidates vied for three at-large seats on the Worthington School Board on November 5, 2013. Two of the three incumbents won re-election, while David Bressman was replaced by newcomer Sam Shim.

About the district

See also: Worthington Schools, Ohio
Worthington Schools is located in Franklin County, Ohio
Worthington Schools in Worthington is located in Franklin County, which is situated in northern Ohio. The county's population was 1,163,414 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Franklin County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 89.3% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $50,045 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. Franklin County underperformed in terms of poverty rate with 17.4%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Franklin County (%) Ohio (%)
White 70.7 83.4
Black 21.8 12.5
Hispanic or Latino 5.0 3.3
Asian 4.2 1.8
American Indian 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 2.9 2.0

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.[6]

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