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Hamilton County, OH November 3, 1998 General

State Board of Education; District 4

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Melanie Bates 73,622 votes 36%

  • Party: Democrat
  • Occupation: State Board of Education, 1995-present.
  • Neighborhood: North Avondale
  • B.S., X.U.; graduate course work in Finance, Accounting and Management, X.U.
  • Chair, State Board Finance Committee; Ohio Urban Initiative Executive Committee
  • BEST (Building Excellent Schools for Today and the 21st Century) Board
  • State Advisory Committee for Gifted Education; Parents for Public Schools
  • Soccer Association for Youth East, President and Coach.
  • Fiscally responsible school funding plan, providing adequate resources for high quality education.
  • Higher standards and accurate assessments resulting in increased academic achievement.
  • Serious consequences for students who exhibit dangerous and disruptive behavior in school.
Marie Irish Keaney 65,834 votes 32%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Free-lance marketing consultant and writer.
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Washington.
  • B.A. Webster University, St. Louis, MO., 1979.
  • I am a concerned citizen who decided to run for office after researching Goals 2000 and School to Work.
  • I am a past chairman of Blue Chip Republicans and past president of C.U.T.S. (Citizens United Against Taxes and Spending.)
Nancy Fogelson 38,722 votes 18%
  • Party: independent
  • Occupation: teacher
  • B.S.,M.A. Education, M.A. Ph.D. history
  • 40 years teaching pre-school through college
  • taught in rural, suburban, and urban schools
  • 1997 Distinguished Teacher White House Commission on Presidential Scholars
  • Small Classes: low teacher/student ratio in each classroom
  • Teacher Certification Reform: Emphasize ongoing education in subject matter.
  • Funding: equitable distribution of funds to ensure high quality education for all students.
Bernie W. Roeckers, Sr 26,000 votes 12%
  • Occupation: consultant and securities sales.
  • Neighborhood: Anderson Township.
  • B.S., X.U., M. Ed. Attended U.C.
  • Retired classroom teacher.
  • U.S. Army, Korea; Honorable discharge, 1st Lt.
  • Sports enthusiast; work with youth coaching and officiating.
  • Senior softball and gardening
  • Diversify education.
  • Adequate funding for education.
  • Involvement of students, teachers, parents.

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