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Tracy A. Davidson
|Tracy A. Davidson|
|Board Member, Westerville City School District, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Ohio State University|
Davidson was raised in Northeastern Ohio and moved to Westerville in 1989. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology. She has spent most of her life as an educator, and she currently serves as a private tutor, in addition to volunteering in many area schools as a certified Orton-Gillingham specialist. She and her husband, Mark, have three children.
Eight candidates have declared their intentions to run for three at-large seats on the Westerville City School Board. Three of the candidates — Jim Burgess, Luke Davis and John Sodt — have announced that they will run for the Westerville Board of Education as a unit, saying electing them as a team will prove effective for change in the district.
|Westerville City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Tracy A. Davidson||17.2%||4,900|
|Nonpartisan||Rick A. Vilardo||15.1%||4,316|
|Nonpartisan||Kevin Hoffman Incumbent||9.3%||2,659|
|Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
Davidson was endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party.
What was at stake?
Eight candidates vied for three at-large seats on the Westerville City School Board on November 5, 2013. Only one incumbent filed for re-election.
About the district
- See also: Westerville City School District, Ohio
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Westerville overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 96.5% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $83,234 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate with 6.3%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Westerville City (%)||Ohio (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||1.9||3.3|
|Two or More Races||2.1||2.0|
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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- Elect Davidson to Westerville City Board of Education, "About Tracy," accessed October 28, 2013
- Jennifer Nesbitt, This Week Community News, "Three announce joint run for Westerville school board," published August 8, 2013
- Franklin County Democratic Party, "2013 Franklin County Democratic Party Endorsements," accessed October 21, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Westerville City," accessed October 21, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014