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Hamilton County, OH November 6, 2001 Election
Board Member; Cincinnati City School District Voter Information

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.

Results as of Nov 21 12:55pm
Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Melanie Bates 43,783 votes 17.50%

  • Occupation: Executive Director, Hamilton County Democratic Party
  • Neighborhood: North Avondale
  • Education: Xavier University, B.S. 1975
  • Am an elected member of the State Board of Education and represent Hamilton and Warren Counties, serving since 1995.
  • I am a thirty year resident of Cincinnati and married with two sons in Cincinnati Public Schools.
  • My daughter attends the University of Dayton.
  • High quality teachers in all Cincinnati Public School classrooms
  • Increased academic achievement for all students
  • Increased availability of career and technical instruction (vocational education)
Sally Warner 40,812 votes 16.32%
  • Occupation: Business Manager, Thomas R. Warner, architect
  • Neighborhood: Columbia-Tusculum
  • Education: B.Ed; M.Ed
  • Parent of four children educated in CPS; have dedicated myself to quality public education for all children for 20 years;
  • Elected to the school board in 1997. For four years I chaired the committee responsible for
  • reviewing and referring for action all the major reform programs in our schools.
  • Continue to move district in the direction established by the strategic plan
  • Improve the physical condition of all of our school buildings
  • Enhance parent involvement by providing educational programs on proficiency and credit-granting standards
Catherine Ingram 39,807 votes 15.91%
  • Occupation: Professor NKU; Independent consultant, C.D. Ingram
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Auburn
  • Education: B.S. Marketing UC; MBA University of Cincinnati
  • Experience as a Cincinnati Board of Ed. member since 1993.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio School Boards Assn. and representative of the Federal Relations Network of the National School Boards Assn
  • . Life long resident of Cincinnati. A parent of two CPS graduates. A CPS graduate.
  • Extensive corporate and public work experience.
  • Push for academic inclusion toward closing all gaps.
  • Increase opportunities for administrator, teacher and staff development and learning.
  • Accelerate creation of physical environments conducive to learning.
Harriet Russell 38,183 votes 15.26%
  • Occupation: Retired Teacher (3 yrs., Heinold; 27 yrs.; Walnut Hills High
  • Neighborhood: College Hill
  • Education: B.A., M.A., Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
  • Member, Cincinnati Board of Education, 8 yrs.,
  • Served as Facilities Chairperson, 3 yrs.; Program Chairperson, 2 yrs.; Member, Finance Committee.
  • Miami University Ohio Teacher of Year, 1991. President, G.C.S.E. Credit Union, Inc.
  • Raise student achievement.
  • Improve school facilities.
  • Increase parent and community involvement and support of our schools.
G. R. Schloemer 33,163 votes 13.26%
  • Occupation: Retired Sales and Training Consultant
  • Neighborhood: Springfield Township/Hartwell
  • Education: University of Cincinnati College of Applied Science, Assoc MET,
  • University of Cincinnati - BSBA Xavier University - MBA
  • Oak Hills School District Board of Education 1979-1986. President 1982 - 1986.
  • Successfully led diverse group of school administrators, teachers and parents through conflicts and financial difficulties. Co-chaired tax levy campai
  • Ongoing involvement in education. Father of CPS teacher. Grandfather of CPS students. HOST Reading Mentor - Oyler Elementary.
  • Provide strong leadership to further the reform movement in Cincinnati Public Schools.
  • Ensure our children have the best facilities and resources possible.
  • Empower parents, teachers, and administrators by bridging gaps.
Fredrick T. Suggs, Sr. 24,588 votes 9.83%
  • Occupation: Publisher
  • Neighborhood: N. Avondale
  • Education: Burrell Hi, Florence, Ala. Attended UC.
  • Community activist for better schools.
  • Past Pres. PTA's Porter Hays - Taft Hi, Member of Taft LSDMC,
  • active for over 50 years in support of public schools.
  • Promote the implementation of 3 Rs/Pre K-3
  • Work for a better school system
  • Work with administration team to upgrade system
Ed Rothenberg 19,128 votes 7.65%
  • Occupation: Real Estate Professional; Substitute Teacher
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Education: MS, Corrections
  • Successful real estate professional, written 5 books on real estate, appear on two public access television shows, and publish a newspaper about
  • Hyde Park
  • Recently became substitute teacher in Norwood schools and St. Bernard and this fall will include CPS.
  • This experience has given better understanding of the problems.
  • Get parents more involved
  • Return respect to the teachers & principals
  • Develop higher pay for better performance by teachers & principals
Roy L. McGrath 10,680 votes 4.27%
  • Occupation: Consultant limiting practice to service organization, Dpts a
  • Neighborhood: Clifton Heights
  • BBA (act-mgmt) BSc (Behavior Science-a multi-discipline) MBA & MEd.
  • Studied service industries and Educational delivery system extensively.
  • Longitudinal study of CinPubSchool/CinBdEd since 1992. Many years as an Ohio Licensed Public Accountant.
  • Graduated from USArmy NCO Academy, 56h of 85 graduates, Korea Main-Line-Of-Resistance 13 months starting and ending 7-53
  • got Combat Infantryman Badge . . .
  • To expedite stated reforms and study missing ones or inactive ones.
  • To uncover disposition of Miscellaneous Proprietary funds, nots its withheld taxes.
  • To study University of Cincinnati's siphon/skimming/fleecing/hiding Ohio's lottery profit, earmarked/appropriated for education ...

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