Dayton Public Schools elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
Dayton Public Schools
Four seats were up for election on the Dayton Board of Education. Incumbents Joe Lacey and Ronald C. Lee, as well as Adil T. Baguirov and Hazel G. Rountree defeated a write-in candidate and won the four at-large seats.
About the district
- See also: Dayton Public Schools, Ohio
Dayton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15% of Columbus residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Dayton had a median income of $28,843 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Dayton was 32.5% 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
Method of board member selection
The Dayton Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected at-large to four-year terms. There was no primary election on September 10, 2013 and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Four seats on the board were up for election in 2013 and three seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
Candidates for the Dayton Board of Education must be 18 years old, a resident of the district and not hold city office concurrent to board service. The Montgomery County Board of Elections required a $30 filing fee as well as at least 300 signatures by the filing deadline on August 7, 2013.
- Adil T. Baguirov
- Graduate, University of Southern California
- Walter James Hickman, Jr.
- Joe Lacey
- Graduate, University of Dayton
- Senior Analyst, Montgomery County Treasurer
- Ronald C. Lee
- Hazel G. Rountree
- Graduate, Central State University and University of Dayton
- Assistant Director of Affirmative Action, Wright State University
|Dayton Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Joe Lacey Incumbent||28.8%||10,149|
|Nonpartisan||Hazel G. Rountree||28.6%||10,056|
|Nonpartisan||Ronald C. Lee Incumbent||22.2%||7,826|
|Nonpartisan||Adil T. Baguirov||19.3%||6,792|
|Nonpartisan||Walter James Hickman, Jr.||0.7%||242|
|Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Montgomery County, Ohio," accessed December 13, 2013|
|Dayton Board of Education, At-large, November 8, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Robert C. Walker||25.8%||16,407|
|Nonpartisan||Nancy A. Nerny||24.1%||15,319|
|Nonpartisan||William B. Schooler||23.5%||14,938|
|Source: Montgomery County Board of Elections|
What was at stake?
Incumbents Joe Lacey and Ronald C. Lee were running for re-election to the board. Lacey and Lee faced challengers Adil T. Baguirov, Walter James Hickman, Jr. and Hazel G. Rountree in the November 5, 2013 election. Hickman did not file nominating petitions to be included on the ballot but filed as a certified write-in candidate with the Montgomery County Board of Elections.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Columbus Board of Education elections in 2013:
|August 7, 2013||Last day to file nominating petitions for local nonpartisan races|
|August 26, 2013||Last day for write-in candidates to file declarations of intent|
|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 Dayton Board of Education election shared the ballot with other local measures. Residents of Dayton voted in the mayoral race and chose two members of the Dayton City Council. The ballot also included two local issues dealing with alcohol sales at area businesses as well as an issue dealing with electrical power aggregation.
- Dayton Public Schools, Ohio
- List of school board elections in 2013
- Montgomery County, Ohio ballot measures
- 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: Dayton," accessed September 16, 2013
- Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 16, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Upcoming Elections," accessed September 16, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2013 Candidate Guide," accessed September 16, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2013 Election Calendar," accessed September 12, 2013
- Montgomery County Board of Elections, "Issues List," accessed September 16, 2013