John Sodt

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John Sodt
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Board Member, Westerville City School District, At-large
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCapital University
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas
Personal
ProfessionRetired, Information Technology Consultant
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
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John Sodt was a candidate for the Westerville City School Board. He lost election on November 5, 2013. Candidates Sodt, Jim Burgess and Luke Davis ran for the Westerville Board of Education as a unit, saying electing them as a team would prove effective for change in the district.[1]

Biography

Sodt has his Bachelor's degree from Capital University in Business Administration and his Master's from the University of Arkansas in Business Management. He is a retired information technology consultant with 35 years of finance, personnel, and project management experience.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Westerville City School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Eight candidates declared their intentions to run for three at-large seats on the Westerville City School Board. Sodt, Jim Burgess and Luke Davis sought election as a group, and so they faced four other challengers and one incumbent.

Results

Westerville City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Nestor‐Baker 17.8% 5,086
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTracy A. Davidson 17.2% 4,900
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRick A. Vilardo 15.1% 4,316
     Nonpartisan Jim Burgess 13.4% 3,819
     Nonpartisan Luke Davis 11.4% 3,238
     Nonpartisan John Sodt 11.2% 3,192
     Nonpartisan Kevin Hoffman Incumbent 9.3% 2,659
     Nonpartisan Robert Edwards 4.5% 1,296
Total Votes 28,506
Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013

Endorsements

Sodt was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

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

Campaign themes

Sodt stated the following on his website as his priorities for WCSD:[4]

Responsible change means:
Creating a Students First management system directing money to classroom education and services.

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.

LISTENING!

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
Westerville City School District is located in Westerville, Ohio
Westerville City School District is located in the city of Westerville, which is situated in central Ohio. The city's population was 36,120 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]

Demographics

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%.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2010[6]
Race Westerville City (%) Ohio (%)
White 88.6 83.4
Black 6.4 12.5
Asian 2.3 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 1.9 3.3
American Indian 0.2 0.3
Two or More Races 2.1 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.[7]

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