Todd Parnell

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Todd Parnell
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Lakota Board of Education, At-large
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDePaul University
Master'sOhio State University
ProfessionOperations manager
Office website
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Todd Parnell is an at-large member of the Lakota Board of Education. He won election in the November 5, 2013 general election against three other candidates for three available seats.


Parnell earned a B.A. in Management from DePaul University and M.B.A. from Ohio State University. He currently works as an operations manager for DisplayWorks. Parnell and his wife have two kids who are currently attending district schools.[1]



See also: Lakota Local Schools elections (2013)


Lakota Local Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Parnell 30.8% 12,882
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRay Murray Incumbent 29% 12,113
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBen Dibble Incumbent 27.8% 11,617
     Nonpartisan DaMonte Cole 12.5% 5,229
Total Votes 41,841
Source: Butler County Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Butler County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013


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

Campaign themes


Parnell explained why he is running for a board seat on his campaign website:[1]

"Todd believes we are at a turning point, not only for Lakota Schools, but for Public Education in general. Great school systems have several things in common such as Fiscal Responsibility and Oversight, Safety, Talented Educators, Parental Involvement; as well as a comprehensive, well-rounded and technology-blended curriculum and extracurricular programs broad enough to include all students that wish to explore their interest and passions beyond the classroom."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Incumbents Ben Dibble and Ray Murray sought their second terms on the board in 2013. They were joined on the ballot by newcomers Parnell and DaMonte Cole in the November 5 general election. Board president Joan Powell did not file for re-election after 16 years of service.[3]

About the district

See also: Lakota Local Schools, Ohio
Lakota Local Schools is located in Butler County, Ohio
Lakota Local Schools in Liberty Township is located in Butler County, which is situated in southwestern Ohio. The county's population was 368,130 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Butler County outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 26.5% of Butler County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Butler County had a median income of $55,497 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Butler County was 12.8% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Butler County (%) Ohio (%)
White 87.2 82.7
Black or African American 7.8 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.2
Asian 2.6 1.7
Two or More Races 2.0 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 4.2 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
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 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.[6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Parnell for Lakota, "About Us," accessed September 20, 2013 (dead link)
  2. Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 26, 2013
  3. Today's Pulse, "Lakota board president will not seek re-election," accessed January 16, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Butler County," accessed September 19, 2013
  5. Butler County Board of Elections, "Archives," accessed September 17, 2013
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. 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.