Oshkosh Area School District elections (2014)

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2014 Oshkosh Area School District Elections

General Election date:
April 1, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Oshkosh Area School District
Winnebago County, Wisconsin ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Wisconsin
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Three seats on the Oshkosh Board of Education were up for general election on April 1, 2014. Incumbents Allison Garner, Barbara Herzog and John Lemberger won re-election without opposition.

Due to a vacancy on the board, the third seat up for election was for a one-year unexpired term. Garner, as the third place winner, was elected to the one-year term, while Herzog and Lemberger won regular three-year terms.

About the district

See also: Oshkosh Area School District, Wisconsin
Oshkosh Area School District is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Oshkosh Area School District is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Oshkosh is the county seat of Winnebago County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Oshkosh is home to 66,653 residents.[1] Oshkosh Area School District is the 11th-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 10,111 students during the 2010-11 school year.[2]


Oshkosh underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 22.6% of Oshkosh residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Oshkosh was $42,938 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Oshkosh was 17.8% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Oshkosh (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 90.5 86.2
Black or African American 3.1 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.0
Asian 3.2 2.3
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 5.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[3]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 50.9 47.2
2008 54.9 43.2
2004 46.2 52.5
2000 44.6 50.3

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.[4][5]

Method of board member selection

The Oshkosh Board of Education consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on April 1, 2014. Two seats will be up for election in 2015 and two seats will be on the ballot in 2016.[6]

Candidates for the Board of Education must be 18 years old, citizens of the United States and residents of the district at least 10 days before the election. Each candidate submitted at least 100 valid signatures to the Winnebago County Clerk by January 7, 2014.[7]




  • Allison Garner Green check mark transparent.pngone-year term
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Oklahoma and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Chemical engineer, TTC Labs, Inc.
  • Barbara Herzog Green check mark transparent.pngthree-year term
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Program coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • John Lemberger Green check mark transparent.pngthree-year term
    • Incumbent
    • Assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Election results

Note: The third seat up for election in 2014 was for the remainder of an unexpired term. The third place winner, therefore, earned a one-year term, while the first and second place won regular three-year terms.

Oshkosh Area School District,
At-Large General Election, 3-year & 1-year terms, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Herzog (3-year) Incumbent 35.2% 7,449
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lemberger (3-year) Incumbent 31.9% 6,746
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAllison Garner (1-year) Incumbent 31.6% 6,676
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.3% 284
Total Votes 21,155
Source: Winnebago County Clerk, "Election Results," April 1, 2014


No candidate received an endorsement in this election.

Campaign finance

As of February 7, 2014, no candidate filed a campaign finance report with the district office. State law allows candidates to claim exempt status from campaign finance reporting if contributions and expenditures do not exceed $1,000 during a calendar year.[8]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Oshkosh Area School District election in 2014:[9][7]

Deadline Event
December 1, 2013 First day to circulate nominating petitions
January 7, 2014 Last day to submit nominating petitions to county clerk
March 24, 2014 Last day to file pre-election campaign finance report
April 1, 2014 Election day
July 21, 2014 Last day to file continuing campaign finance report

Additional elections on the ballot

The Oshkosh Board of Education election shared the ballot with other local and county races. Residents of Oshkosh voted for six seats on the Common Council. The ballot also included 36 seats on the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors.[10]

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