|Ohio House of Representatives, District 25|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Pickerington High School|
|Associate's||Washington State Community, Columbus State Community|
|Other||Washington State Community|
He was a candidate for the Westerville City School Board. He lost election on November 5, 2013. Candidates Burgess, Luke Davis and John Sodt ran for the Westerville Board of Education as a unit, saying electing them as a team would prove effective for change in the district.
Burgess has extensive experience in business management, including being Manager of Master Data at Sterling Commerce. He has two Associate of Applied Business degrees, one in Broadcast Operations from Washington State Community College, and the other in Business Management from Columbus State Community College. He is married with three children.
Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Kevin Boyce is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Seth B. Golding will face Jim Burgess in the Republican primary.
Eight candidates declared their intentions to run for three at-large seats on the Westerville City School Board. Burgess, Luke Davis and John Sodt sought election as a group, and so they faced four other challengers and one incumbent.
|Westerville City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Tracy A. Davidson||17.2%||4,900|
|Nonpartisan||Rick A. Vilardo||15.1%||4,316|
|Nonpartisan||Kevin Hoffman Incumbent||9.3%||2,659|
|Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
Burgess was not endorsed in this campaign.
Burgess stated the following on his website as his priorities for WCSD:
Responsible change means:
Emphasizing Student Safety.
Raising educational standards and results.
Maintaining property taxes - NOT raising them.
Reviewing district business practices.
Expanding the Board of Education's Code of Ethics.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Eight candidates vied for three at-large seats on the Westerville City School Board on November 5, 2013. Only one incumbent filed for re-election.
About the district
- See also: Westerville City School District, Ohio
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Westerville overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 96.5% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $83,234 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate with 6.3%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Westerville City (%)||Ohio (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||1.9||3.3|
|Two or More Races||2.1||2.0|
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- Westerville City School District
- Westerville City School District elections (2013)
- Ohio House of Representatives
- Ohio General Assembly
- Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Ohio House of Representatives District 25
- Jennifer Nesbitt, This Week Community News, "Three announce joint run for Westerville school board," published August 8, 2013
- Westerville Students First, "Jim Burgess Bio," accessed October 28, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- Return Nancy Nestor-Baker to School Board, "Home," accessed October 28, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Westerville City," Accessed October 21, 2013
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