|Lakota Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Master's||Ohio State University|
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.
- See also: Lakota Local Schools elections (2013)
|Lakota Local Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Ray Murray Incumbent||29%||12,113|
|Nonpartisan||Ben Dibble Incumbent||27.8%||11,617|
|Source: Butler County Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Butler County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
Parnell explained why he is running for a board seat on his campaign website:
"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.
About the district
- See also: Lakota Local Schools, Ohio
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.
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.
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- Parnell for Lakota, "About Us," accessed September 20, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 26, 2013
- Today's Pulse, "Lakota board president will not seek re-election," accessed January 16, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Butler County," accessed September 19, 2013
- Butler County Board of Elections, "Archives," accessed September 17, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014