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|Dublin Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
Weininger worked as a science teacher at district schools and principal at Karrer Middle School before his retirement. He has been involved with the Bicycle Advisory Task Force and volunteers as a Dublin Bicycle Ambassador. Weininger currently serves as grant director for the Beginning Principals Mentorship Program, a recipient of funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top program. He and his wife, Gabriel, have one child who graduated from a district school.
- See also: Dublin City Schools elections (2013)
|Dublin City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Lynn B. May Incumbent||34.1%||3,938|
|Nonpartisan||Stu Harris Incumbent||32.9%||3,801|
|Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
In an interview with This Week Community News, Weininger cited fiscal responsibility as an important element of his campaign:
"I think that everybody that runs for a board seat should keep in mind the public interest. The leading public interest is making sure our money is well spent. I don't think the Dublin community is averse to spending funds if it's a valuable program or service to the school, but they want us to manage our money well."
What was at stake?
Incumbents Lynn B. May and Stu Harris along with newcomer Weininger sought election to the board on November 5, 2013. There were no certified write-in candidates by the August 26 deadline so Harris, May and Weininger ran without opposition. Incumbent Gwen Callender did not file for re-election in order to run for Franklin County Municipal Court Judge.
About the district
- See also: Dublin City Schools, Ohio
Dublin outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 71.3% of Dublin residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Dublin had a median income of $113,361 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Dublin was 3.1% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.
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, 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.
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- This Week Community News, "Former Karrer principal seeks seat on board," September 2, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- This Week Community News, "Candidates for school board running unopposed," August 18, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Dublin," accessed September 17, 2013
- Franklin County Board of Elections, "Past Election Results," accessed September 13, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014