Hamilton City School District elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
Hamilton City School District
Three seats were up for election on the Hamilton Board of Education. Steven Isgro, Robert W. Weigel and incumbent Glenn Stitsinger defeated Arthur Roden, as well as incumbents Anna Harvey and George N. Jonson, to win the three at-large seats.
About the district
- See also: Hamilton City School District, Ohio
Hamilton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15% of Hamilton residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Hamilton had a median income of $38,628 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Hamilton was 20.9% 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.
Method of board member selection
The Hamilton Board of Education consists of five 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. 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 Hamilton Board of Education must be 18 years old, a resident of the district and not hold city office concurrent to board service. The Butler County Board of Elections required a $30 filing fee as well as at least 150 signatures by the filing deadline on August 7, 2013.
- Robert W. Weigel
- Graduate, Wright State University
- Funeral home director, Weigel Funeral Home
- Glenn Stitsinger
- Graduate, Ohio State University College of Dentistry
- George N. Jonson
- Graduate, Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati
- Anna Harvey
- Steven Isgro
- Retired police officer
- Arthur Roden
- Intervention specialist
|Hamilton City School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Robert W. Weigel||25.3%||3,377|
|Nonpartisan||Glenn Stitsinger Incumbent||17.1%||2,276|
|Nonpartisan||Anna Harvey Incumbent||14.4%||1,926|
|Nonpartisan||George N. Jonson Incumbent||12.5%||1,665|
|Source: Butler County Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Butler County, Ohio," accessed December 16, 2013|
|Hamilton Board of Education, At-large, November 8, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Larry E. Bowling||53.4%||7,826|
|Source: Butler County Board of Elections|
What was at stake?
Incumbents George N. Jonson, Glenn Stitsinger and Anna Harvey sought re-election to the board. They were challenged by newcomers Robert W. Weigel, Steven Isgro and Arthur Roden. The district was dealing with poor performance in the latest report card issued by the Ohio Department of Education. The report from the 2012-2013 school year indicated that students only met 58.3% of performance indicators and earned an F in terms of annual measurable objectives.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Hamilton 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|
Additional elections on the ballot
The Hamilton Board of Education election shared the ballot with other local elections. Residents of Hamilton voted for mayor, three seats on the Hamilton City Council and a seat on the Hamilton Municipal Court. Voters also cast ballots on two local issues dealing with alcohol sales at area businesses.
- Hamilton City School District, Ohio
- List of school board elections in 2013
- Hamilton 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: Hamilton," accessed September 18, 2013
- Butler County Board of Elections, "Archives," accessed September 17, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Butler County Board of Elections, "November 2013 elections," accessed September 18, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2013 Candidate Guide," accessed September 18, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- Ohio Department of Education, "2012-2013 Report Card for Hamilton City Schools," accessed September 18, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2013 Election Calendar," accessed September 18, 2013