Canton City Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Canton City Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Canton City Schools
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Two seats were up for election on the Canton Board of Education. Incumbent Richard S. Milligan ran unopposed and won the District 1 seat, while John M. Rinaldi defeated Eric Resnick for the at-large seat.

About the district

Canton City Schools is located in Stark County, Ohio
Canton is the county seat of Stark County and located in northeastern Ohio. The city's population is 73,007 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Canton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 13% of Canton residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Canton had a median income of $30,264 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Canton was 28.8% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Canton (%) Ohio (%)
White 69.1 82.7
Black or African American 24.2 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.2
Asian 0.3 1.7
Two or More Races 4.8 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 2.6 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 49.2 48.7
2008 51.6 46.1
2004 50.6 48.9
2000 47.1 48.9



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.[3]


Method of board member selection

The Canton Board of Education consists of five members who are elected to four-year terms. Two members of the board are elected by district and three members are considered at-large. There was no primary election on September 10, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Two seats on the board were up for election in 2013 and three seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.[4]

Candidates for the Canton Board of Education must be 18 years old, a resident of the district and not hold city office concurrent to board service. The Stark County Board of Elections required a $30 filing fee as well as at least 25 signatures by the filing deadline on August 7, 2013.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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Results

Canton City Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRichard S. Milligan Incumbent 100% 2,572
Total Votes 2,572
Source: Stark County of Ohio, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Stark County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013


Canton City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Rinaldi 52.3% 2,838
     Nonpartisan Eric Resnick 47.7% 2,592
Total Votes 5,430
Source: Stark County of Ohio, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Stark County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $2980 during the election, according to the Ohio Secretary of State.[5]

Candidate Contributions
Richard S. Milligan (District 1) $0.00
Eric Resnick (At-large) $120.00
John M. Rinaldi (At-large) $2,860.00

Endorsements

John M. Rinaldi received the endorsement of The Canton Repository on October 19, 2013.[6]

Past elections

2011

Canton Board of Education, At-large, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Gissendaner 38.7% 6,573
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngIda Ross-Freeman 31.8% 5,396
     Nonpartisan Ron Duff 29.5% 5,012
Total Votes 16,981
Source: Stark County Board of Elections


Canton Board of Education, District 2, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Brahler 92.8% 4,064
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 7.2% 313
Total Votes 4,377
Source: Stark County Board of Elections

What was at stake?

Incumbent Richard S. Milligan ran for re-election without opposition for the District 1 seat. Former board members Eric Resnick and John M. Rinaldi sought an at-large seat previously held by board president Nadine McIlwain, who did not file for re-election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Canton Board of Education elections in 2013:[4][7]

Deadline Event
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

Additional elections on the ballot

The Canton City Schools elections shared the ballot with other local races. Residents of Canton chose three at-large members and the president of the City Council.[8] The municipal ballot also featured the city treasurer race and two seats on the Canton Municipal Court. Voters also decided on four municipal issues that would increase city council terms from two to four years and increase millage rates to benefit local parks.[9]

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