Robert W. Weigel

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Robert W. Weigel
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Hamilton Board of Education, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWright State University
Personal
ProfessionFuneral home director
Robert W. Weigel is an at-large member on the Hamilton Board of Education. He first won election in the November 5, 2013 general election, running against five other candidates for three available seats.

Biography

Weigel earned a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University in 2008. He later graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Weigel is a licensed funeral director and embalmer working at Weigel Funeral Home. He has volunteered with the Hamilton Rotary Club and Partners in Prime.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Hamilton City School District elections (2013)

Results

Hamilton City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRobert W. Weigel 25.3% 3,377
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Isgro 21.1% 2,821
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Stitsinger Incumbent 17.1% 2,276
     Nonpartisan Anna Harvey Incumbent 14.4% 1,926
     Nonpartisan George N. Jonson Incumbent 12.5% 1,665
     Nonpartisan Arthur Roden 9.6% 1,282
Total Votes 13,347
Source: Butler County Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Butler County, Ohio," accessed December 16, 2013

Funding

Weigel reported no contributions or expenditures to the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Campaign themes

2013

In an interview with Journal News, Weigel stated that "a little new blood is a good thing; new ideas and new perspective. I am running for the community because I care for Hamilton City Schools and I am a product of Hamilton City Schools.”[3]

What was at stake?

Incumbents George N. Jonson, Glenn Stitsinger and Anna Harvey sought re-election to the board. They were will be challenged by newcomers Weigel, Steven Isgro and Arthur Roden. The district was dealing with poor performance in the latest report card issued by the Ohio Department of Education. This report from the 2012-2013 school year indicated that students only met 58.3% of performance indicators and earned an F in terms of annual measurable objectives.[4]

About the district

See also: Hamilton City School District, Ohio
Hamilton City Schools is located in Butler County, Ohio
Hamilton is a city located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio. The city's population was 62,477 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]

Demographics

Hamilton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15% of Hamilton residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Hamilton had a median income of $38,628 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Hamilton was 20.9% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Hamilton (%) Ohio (%)
White 84 82.7
Black or African American 8.2 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.2
Asian 0.6 1.7
Two or More Races 2.9 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 6.4 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 36.5 61.7
2008 37.9 60.5
2004 33.7 65.9
2000 33.9 63.3




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.[7]

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