Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
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John J. Gilligan

Candidate for
Board Member; Cincinnati City School District

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Biographical Highlights
  • 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
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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
Questions on Issues

The League of Women Voters of Hamilton County asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
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Position Papers
Focus on Children
In the discussion of the activities of the Cincinnati Public Schools, and of the proposed tax levy for their support, too much time and space are devoted to statistical accounts and Madison Avenue titles for new programs, with too little attention given to the needs and achievements of the students.
The Importance of Education to the Future of the Region
In the rapidly changing, high-tech global economy of the 21st Century the children now in our public schools will be our greatest asset, or our greatest liability.
Catching Up With the Future
Our whole world has changed dramatically in the past thirty years, the way we live, the way we work, the way we acquire and transmit knowledge, the way we raise our children, and we must realize that a school system designed to meet the challenges of an earlier age will not provide adequately for the needs of our children today.
Campaign Contact Information
E-mail: whizjack@aol.com
Phone: 559-9906
Gilligan Campaign
700 Walnut Street, Suite 205
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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