Parma City School District elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
Parma City School District
Cuyahoga County, Ohio ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Ohio
Three seats on the Parma City School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Rosemary Gulick, Kathleen Petro and candidate Lynn Halloran defeated challengers Cyndee Bratz, William Madar and incumbent Leo Palaibis for the three at-large seats.
About the district
- See also: Parma City School District, Ohio
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%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Franklin County (%)||Ohio (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||5.1||3.3|
|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.
Method of board member selection
The Parma City School Board is composed of five members that are elected at-large. There was no primary election on September 10, 2013, and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats on the board were up for election in 2013, and two seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
Candidates for the Parma City School Board must be 18 years old, a resident of the district and not hold city office concurrent to board service.
|Parma City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Rosemary Gulick Incumbent||20.8%||9,185|
|Nonpartisan||Kathleen Petro Incumbent||18%||7,953|
|Nonpartisan||Leo Palaibis Incumbent||13.6%||6,002|
|Source: Cuyahoga County of Ohio, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Cuyahoga County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
Mayor Richard Dell'Aquila of Seven Hills, Ohio endorsed incumbent Rosemary Gulick and challenger Cyndee Bratz. Teamsters Ohio D.R.I.V.E., a city philanthropic group, endorsed Lynn Halloran, Leo Palaibis and Kathleen Petro.
Candidates received a total of $1615 during the election, according to the Ohio Secretary of State. Cyndee Bratz and Lynn Halloran were the only candidates to file financial reports and received $35 and $1580 for their campaigns, respectively.
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.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Parma City Board of Education elections in 2013:
|August 7, 2013||Last day to file nominating petitions for City nonpartisan races|
|October 24, 2013||Filing deadline for pre-election expense reports|
|November 5, 2013||Election day|
|November 26, 2013||Certification of election results by county officials|
|December 13, 2013||Filing deadline for post-election expense reports|
Additional elections on the ballot
This election shared the ballot with other municipal elections, including various other school board and city council positions. The tax levy for Parma city was also voted on and upheld with 52.69% of the vote.
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- List of school board elections in 2013
- Cuyahoga County, Ohio ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, Ohio
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- School board election wrap-up: Incumbents re-elected overwhelmingly in November 5 elections
- School board elections review: Voters opt for experience over new blood in nation's largest school districts
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Cuyahoga County," accessed October 21, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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.
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2013 Candidate Guide," accessed September 20, 2013
- Brian Byrne, Northeast Ohio Media Group, "Seven Hills mayor uses city newsletter to comment on Parma school board election, purchases ad endorsing candidates," published September 27, 2013
- Teamsters Joint Council 41, "Teamsters Ohio D.R.I.V.E Endorsements," accessed October 22, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 20, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2013 Election Calendar," accessed September 20, 2013
- Summary Report, "Cuyahoga County, OH, accessed January 3, 2014