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

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.

Results as of Nov 21 12:55pm
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Pete Hershberger 4,257 votes 22.48%

  • Occupation: President/Prestige Travel
  • Miami Univ. BS Business 1976
  • Member Sycamore Sch Bd. 16 years
  • Member Great Oaks Jt. Vocational Sch Bd. 16 yrs
  • Work to solve "ability grouping" at High school & Jr. High
  • Work to extend levy past promised 4 years, while keeping and expanding programs
  • work to infuse technology into all subjects
Mary C. Overman 3,668 votes 19.37%
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Masters of Education (with honors) from Valdosta State College.
  • An educator for 25 years, 22 with Cincinnati Public Schools.
  • Three children graduated from Sycamore Schools; Amy Overman, Tina Gillihan, Larry Gillihan.
  • Heavily involved with Sycamore Schools as a parent volunteer.
  • Credentialed Lead Teacher with Cincinnati Public Schools.
  • Sunday School teacher for 25 years.
  • Returning an educator to the Sycamore Board of Education.
  • Implementing Ohio Senate Bill 1 in a way that enhances the Sycamore District.
  • Implement school funding when mandated, to keep Sycamore as a excellent district.
Jean A. Staubach 3,540 votes 18.69%
  • Occupation: Homemaker/part-time Medical Writer
  • 4-year member of Sycamore Board of Education
  • 2001 School Board President
  • B.S. Biology University of Dayton
  • Gifted Advisory Council member
  • Ability Grouping Teacher and Parent Committee member
  • Active parent in Sycamore sports, music, academics and art activities
  • Educate our Students for the 21st Century (emphasis on curriculum and technology enhancements)
  • Promote Financial Responsibility (stretch our levy as long as possible)
  • Engage the Community in the Vision of the District
Mary Jane Kenyon 2,683 votes 14.17%
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Education: Glendale H.S.
  • 20 years Sycamore Schools Business Office employee
  • auditor trained
  • have attended all Board meetings since July 1996
  • A commitment to return to honest communication to all district residents.
  • 2. Fiscal spending policies respectful of all district residents
  • A commitment to return to ethics and integrity when serving the public.
Don A. Hirsch 2,457 votes 12.98%
  • Occupation: Retired Vice President Corporate Labor Relations
  • B.S. Degree Indiana University, Industrial Relations
  • Teaching experience, University of Pittsburgh, and Marquette University
  • Current Instructor (Moderator @ University of Cincinnati, ILR Program
  • Business Representative (Business Research Advisiory Committee - U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Long Record of Community Service in Montgomery Area
  • Wife, Dr. Vicki E. Hirsch has taught in Sycamore Schoo District for some thirty years
  • How does Sycamoare, with its newly built facilities (in every building), recognize the limits to the resources of our Taxpayers.
  • Must maintain local control and standards of educational excellence.
  • Must cope with ever increasing pressures from State Agencies
Rick Friedman 2,331 votes 12.31%
  • Occupation: President, Columbia Personnel (Blue Ash)
  • Masters - Kellogg Graduate School of Mgmt (Northwestern Univ)
  • Former Vice-Chairperson - Sycamore Planning Commission
  • Wrote book on balancing Federal Budget-1993
  • Lived in Montgomery since 1984
  • Married Valerie (20 years)
  • Sons: Aaron (Sycamore HS Freshman), Robby (Greene Intermediate)
  • Comprehensively reinstitute 4-Tier Ability Levels at both Junior High & High School
  • Secure outstanding LOCAL legal representation for the District
  • Strategically examine impact of lower enrollment (facility utilization, cost control)

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