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Leo Palaibis
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Board Member, Parma City School District, At-large
Former member
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionForensic accountant
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Leo Palaibis was previously an at-large seat holder on the Parma City School Board. He lost re-election on November 5, 2013 against two fellow incumbents and three challengers.


Palaibis graduated from St. Ignatius High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He is currently a forensic accoutant working for the Ohio Attorney General. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Government Financial Manager. He and his wife, Mary, live in Parma, Ohio.[1]



See also: Parma City School District elections (2013)


Parma City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRosemary Gulick Incumbent 20.8% 9,185
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Halloran 18.7% 8,246
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Petro Incumbent 18% 7,953
     Nonpartisan Cyndee Bratz 14.9% 6,580
     Nonpartisan William Madar 14.1% 6,213
     Nonpartisan Leo Palaibis Incumbent 13.6% 6,002
Total Votes 44,179
Source: Cuyahoga County of Ohio, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Cuyahoga County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013


Teamsters Ohio D.R.I.V.E., a local philanthropic group, endorsed Palaibis.[2]


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


Parma City School District, At-large, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRosemary C. Gulick 15.1% 11,403
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLeo Palaibis 14.6% 10,983
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Petro 16% 12,075
     Nonpartisan Cyndee Bratz 14.3% 10,771
     Nonpartisan Wanda E. Ullman 12.8% 9,657
     Nonpartisan Michael J. Bezek 12.3% 9,258
     Nonpartisan Susan M. Dmytriw 8.3% 6,240
     Nonpartisan Amalia Pirozzoli Feuerstein 6.6% 4,935
Total Votes 75,322
Source: Election Results Summary, "General Election, Cuyahoga County," accessed October 30, 2013

What was at stake?

Six candidates vied for three at-large seats on the Parma City School Board on November 5, 2013. Two of the three incumbents won re-election, while Leo Palaibis was replaced by newcomer Lynn Halloran.

About the district

Parma City School District is located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Parma City School District is located in Cuyahoga County, which is situated in northern Ohio. The county's population was 1,280,122 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Cuyahoga County underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 86.7% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $44,088 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate was 17.1%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Franklin County (%) Ohio (%)
White 64.8 83.4
Black 30.2 12.5
Hispanic or Latino 5.1 3.3
Asian 2.8 1.8
American Indian 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 1.9 2.0

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. Parma City School District, "Leo Palaibis," accessed October 30, 2013 (dead link)
  2. Teamsters Joint Council 41, "Teamsters Ohio D.R.I.V.E Endorsements," accessed October 22, 2013
  3. Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
  4. U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Cuyahoga County," accessed October 21, 2013
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  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.