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Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
Board Member; Cincinnati City School District

4 Year Term. Salary $80 per meeting

The board is a policy-making body, but exercises only those powers delegated to it by state law. It chooses its own officers.

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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John J. Gilligan 40,045 votes 25.3%

  • Occupation: Lecturer, College of Law
  • Neighborhood: Walnut Hills
  • Education: A.B.'43, Notre Dame; M.A.'47, University of Cincinnati
  • Native Cincinnatian; Twelve (12) years in City Council: two (2) in Congress, Four (4) as Governor
  • Twenty Five (25) years in teaching at Xavier, Notre Dame, and University of Cincinnati
  • Founder/Director of Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies
  • Four (4) grown children, eight (8) grand children
  • Engage when possible, the people in design/performance of the public schools
  • Awareness of society's changes and why changes require different kind of public school
  • Increase understanding of the State Constitution regarding funding of public schools
Rick Williams 30,573 votes 19.3%
  • Occupation: Community Planner
  • Neighborhood: North Avondale
  • Education: Bachelors Degree in Architecture, Masters Degree in Community Planning
  • Has held numerous volunteer leadership positions, many with the public schools
  • Has significant experience bringing together business, government, and resident members of the community to create change
  • He is a CPS graduate and son of two retired CPS teachers
  • To improve student achievement
  • To improve neighborhood schools
  • Improve Board accountability through better communication with the public
Florence Newell 29,616 votes 18.7%
  • Occupation: Associate Professor, tenured-UC
  • Neighborhood: Roselawn
  • Education:Doctorate-Curriculum and Instruction; Masters-Elementary Education; Elementary Teaching Certificate
  • Florence Newell has demonstrated a commitment to children, families, and teachers by providing professional and volunteer activities
  • Tenured professor; Teaches future teachers; Teaches current teachers
  • Chair, Hays LSDMC; Member, Project Succeed Advisory Board
  • Literacy expert; Former elementary teacher
  • To improve academic achievement for all students
  • To increase the expectations for everyone involved in educating our students
  • To better inform the community of the needs and progress of schools
Louis C. Buschle 24,535 votes 15.5%
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant owner
  • Neighborhood: Columbia Tusculum
  • Education: B.B.A. University of Cincinnati 1963-1968
  • Parent, children attended public schools
  • Twice elected member of Forest Hills School District
  • former President and trustee, Free Store food bank/Cystic fibrosis foundation
  • CPA and small business owner/over thirty (30) years experience in financial analysis, business, tax consulting
  • Improve student achievement with emphases on good teachers and back to basics
  • Improve school safety by teaching respect-for-authority and tolerance of differences
  • Repair school buildings and ensure tax dollars are spent wisely
Art Hull 22,835 votes 14.4%
  • Occupation: V.P., World Affairs Council
  • Neighborhood: Paddock Hills
  • Education: Masters Degree, university of Cincinnati
  • Outstanding skills and experience at leading large organizations (both public and private) through reform and change
  • Father of four (4) daughters, all graduated from C.P.S.
  • Well documented commitment to public service
  • Improve student achievement
  • Invest in staff development
  • Improve physical facilities
Roy McGrath 10,741 votes 6.8%
  • Occupation: Professor, Behavior Science Institute
  • Neighborhood: Clifton Heights
  • Education: Local colleges: BBA, BS, MBA, M.E.D., old Woodward High graduate
  • Recently completed Grass Roots Leadership Academy
  • Ohio accountant; Army: NCO Academy (draftee)
  • Studied educational delivery system
  • Knowledge of serivce organizations and manufacturing operations
  • Follow-up by perfecting Charter/community schools and implementing vouchers and subcontracting
  • Correct school drop-out (9th to 12th grade) and not report only 11th to 12th grade
  • Correct test scores -district, county, state, country -should be higher considering dollars

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