Worthington Schools elections (2013)
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Method of election
What was at stake?
Franklin County, Ohio ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Ohio
Three seats on the Worthington School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Jennifer Best, Marc Schare and newcomer Sam Shim defeated incumbent David Bressman to win the three at-large seats.
About the district
- See also: Worthington Schools, Ohio
In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Franklin County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 89.3% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $50,045 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. Franklin County underperformed in terms of poverty rate with 17.4%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Franklin County (%)||Ohio (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||5.0||3.3|
|Two or More Races||2.9||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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
Method of board member selection
The Worthington School Board is composed of five members that are elected at-large. There was no primary election on September 10, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats on the board were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
Candidates for the Worthington School Board must be 18 years old, a resident of the district and not hold Schools office concurrent to board service.
- Jennifer Best
- David Bressman
- Incumbent and Board President
- Graduate, University of Dayton, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Marc Schare
- College of Staten Island, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Sam Shim
- Auditor and Consultant
- Ohio State University graduate
|Worthington Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer Best Incumbent||28.3%||5,754|
|Nonpartisan||Marc Schare Incumbent||24.2%||4,913|
|Nonpartisan||David Bressman Incumbent||23.4%||4,761|
|Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 16, 2013|
Jennifer Best and Marc Schare announced to the Worthington Education Association that they would not seek or accept endorsements from local teachers unions, believing it to be a conflict of interest.
Bressman was endorsed by the Worthington Education Association, the Columbus Post and the Worthington Alliance for African-American Parents and Educators. He was also endorsed by current and former NFL Players Jay Richardson, Dimitrious Stanley and Antonio Smith.
Sam Shim received a total of $750 during the election, according to the Ohio Secretary of State. Neither Jennifer Best, David Bressman nor Marc Schare filed financial reports for their respective campaigns.
What was at stake?
The following dates were key deadlines for the Worthington Board of Education elections in 2013:
|August 7, 2013||Last day to file nominating petitions for local nonpartisan races|
|October 24, 2013||Filing deadline for pre-election expense reports|
|November 5, 2013||Election day|
|November 26, 2013||Certification of election results by county officials|
|December 13, 2013||Filing deadline for post-election expense reports|
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- Worthington Schools
- List of school board elections in 2013
- Franklin County, Ohio ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, Ohio
- Financial policies, education standards at stake in November school board elections
- School board election wrap-up: Incumbents re-elected overwhelmingly in November 5 elections
- School board elections review: Voters opt for experience over new blood in nation's largest school districts
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Franklin County," accessed October 21, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2013 Candidate Guide," accessed September 20, 2013
- Candy Brooks, Worthington News, "Best, Schare shy away from endorsement," published October 5, 2013
- Franklin County Democratic Party, "2013 Franklin County Democratic Party Endorsements," accessed October 21, 2013
- Worthington News, "Best, Schare shy away from endorsement," October 5, 2013
- Information submitted via e-mail on October 31, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Sam Shim," accessed December 20, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2013 Election Calendar," accessed September 20, 2013