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

4 Year Term.

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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Tawana Keels Simons 3,349 votes 14.1%

  • Occupation: President, AdTech U.S.A.
  • Education: B.S. Indiana University, Public Finance, Personnel/Labor Relations, Policy/Administration
  • Current Board Member, President, Vice President, Tax Abatement Committees
  • Princeton Graduate, Active Parent, Three Children at Princeton
  • Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement, Ohio School Boards Associations Executive Committee
  • President National School Board Caucus, Strategic Planning
  • Dream Keeper Award
  • Maintain Current Community School Structure
  • Improve Academic Achievement By Strengthening Academic, Fine Ars, Music, Technology, Athletic Programs
  • Ensure Efficient and Accountable Use of Taxpayer's Money
Gary A. Bryson 3,203 votes 13.5%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Education: B.A. Political Science, Juris Doctorate, Chase College of Law
  • Manager of Legal and Government Relations Department for the Union Central Life Insurance Company
  • Vice President of the company
  • Member and volunteer for Princeton Music Boosters, Academic Boosters, Soccer Boosters
  • Served on last three levy committees
  • Present member of Sharonville Civil Service Commission
  • Restoring strong management discipline to the Administration and Superintendent
  • Working together with other Board members as a team, not as adversaries
  • "Putting Students First" must be the driving force for all decisions
Paul A. Kattelman 3,195 votes 13.4%
Johnny L. Williams 3,170 votes 13.3%
  • Occupation: Retired educator
  • Education: Post Grad.
  • 27 years as teacher in Princeton School District
  • Strengthen ethical standards in School District
  • Joining the Princeton Communities together with common goals
  • Strengthen Academics, fine art, Basic Technology & Catholic Program
George A. Keyser 3,080 votes 12.9%
  • Occupation: P&G Finance Director
  • Education: B.S. Finance & Accounting, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Member of Princeton City Business Advisory Council for 5 years, 2 years as Chairman
  • Member of PCSD Strategic Planning Committee
  • Finance Director with P&G, 30+ years
  • Can provide financial expertise and business leadership to the Princeton Board
  • Improve student achievement, that is all students excel to their capability
  • Hold per student spending to 3% growth per year
  • Deliver on PCSD strategic plan
Monay Mack 2,081 votes 8.7%
  • Occupation: 16 years DBA @ AT&T
  • Community: Springdale, Ohio
  • Education: B.S. Computer Science - Kentucky State University
  • Understanding that the level of education our
  • of life, standard of living and position in the 21st century, I'm committed
  • Active 15 years in public schools
  • Higher standards and expectations for all students, and closing the
  • Increased support of teachers, and accountability from school
  • Increased Parental and Community Involvement
Carmen Taylor-Daniels 1,961 votes 8.2%
  • Occupation: Senior System Engineer
  • Education: Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Science
  • Fiscal management - maximize tax dollars - develop fiscal reports that residents can understand
  • Board communication, cohesiveness among members, accessibility, cooperation between board and administration
  • Strengthen eductional services, partner with community organization, reinstate afterschool programs
Martha Iskyan 1,912 votes 8%
  • Occupation: Professor, College Consultant/ Evaluator
  • Education: PhD in Education, MEd Counseling, BS Psychology
  • PhD Education, 7 years School Board member, School Board President
  • Licensed Professional Counselor and Social Worker
  • K-12 School Counselor Certificate
  • Genuine concern for students balanced with fiscal responsibility to taxpayers
  • 85% of Princeton students will pass proficiency tests by 2003
  • Maintain District's operating expense at 3% growth rate. Levy wil last until 2004.
  • District's graduation rate will be 90% by 2003.
Lawrence Hawkins 1,862 votes 7.8%
  • Occupation: television talent (Acting/Modeling)
  • Education: Princeton H.S., Wittenberg University, University of Cincinati College of Law
  • Recent graduate and knowing the district
  • Having a variety of perspective from which is see the district
  • Wanting to improve the district
  • Being able to relate to the students
  • Being a diverse person
  • Stronger emphasis education, and raising proficiency test scores
  • Create positive learning and working environment for students and staff
  • Improve the overall image of the Princeton District

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