Parma City School District elections (2013)

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2013 Parma City School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Parma City School District
Cuyahoga County, Ohio ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Ohio
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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
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.[1]

Demographics

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%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
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.[3][4]

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.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Election results

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

Endorsements

Mayor Richard Dell'Aquila of Seven Hills, Ohio endorsed incumbent Rosemary Gulick and challenger Cyndee Bratz.[6] Teamsters Ohio D.R.I.V.E., a city philanthropic group, endorsed Lynn Halloran, Leo Palaibis and Kathleen Petro.[7]

Campaign finance

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.[8]

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.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Parma City Board of Education elections in 2013:[9]

Deadline Event
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.[10]

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