This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
LWV logo League of Women Voters of Ohio Education Fund
Smart Voter logo
Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2005 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.

Candidates (Vote for 4)
Click on highlighted name for additional information supplied by candidate. Contact non-highlighted candidates and encourage them to provide information for voters.

Susan Cranley Click here for more information about this candidate 44,128 votes 22.93%

  • Occupation: Media Specialist Kindergarten through 12th, St. Bernard-Elmw
  • Neighborhood: Price Hill
  • Education: 1995 University of Kentucky, Masters of Library and Information Sciences
  • 1988 University of Cincinnati, BS in Education
  • 1987 University of Cincinnati, BA English Literature with Honors
  • 1969-1970 Xavier University, liberal arts
  • 1965-1968 George Washington University, liberal arts
  • One, Cincinnati Public Schools must focus on student achievement. Students must come first.
  • Two, the Board must be held accountable for improvement. Board members must work together, setting aside personal agendas and the politics of polariz
  • And three, the Board must be sure that Community Learning Centers serve the community.
Eileen Cooper Reed Click here for more information about this candidate 35,027 votes 18.20%
  • Occupation: Consultant
  • Neighborhood:. North Avondale
  • Education: BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland; JD in Law from the University of Cinicinnati College of Law
  • Former Director of the Children's Defense Fund, Ohio and Cincinnati
  • Member, ODE Achievement Gap Task Force
  • Member, ODE Early Childhood Task Force
  • Member, CPS Redesign Team
  • Increasing Achievement for All Students
  • Strengthening Teacher Quality
  • Ensuring Fiscal Accountability
Catherine D. "Cathy" (Asbury) Ingram Click here for more information about this candidate 33,944 votes 17.63%
  • Occupation: Lecturer
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Auburn
  • Education: B.S. in Marketing, MBA, U.C. College of Business
  • The 2005 President of the Ohio School Boards Assn. chairing the exec. committee, the Board of Trustees, and many other committees.
  • Fulltime Lecturer at Northern Kentucky University
  • have since served as Board President and VP, currently chair the Finance committee as well as serving on other committees.
  • Continuing academic achievement for all students while closing all gaps.
  • Creating educational environments that benefit students, teachers and other staff.
  • Monitor and manage financial opportunities that benefit the entire district.
Melanie Bates Click here for more information about this candidate 30,965 votes 16.09%
  • Occupation: Hospital Development Liaison, LifeCenter Organ Donor Network
  • Neighborhood: North Avondale
  • Education: Master of Public Administration, Northern Kentucky University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science, Communication Arts, Xavier University, 1975
  • Increase academic achievement for every student + no excuses.
  • Insure that our schools are safe and shielded from street crime.
  • Insist upon fiscal accountability and insure good stewardship of taxpayers' dollars.
Harriet Russell Click here for more information about this candidate 30,837 votes 16.02%
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Neighborhood: College Hill
  • Education: B.A., M.A. , Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
  • Raise Student Achievement
  • Make fiscally responsible decisions and improve school facilities
  • Increase parent and community involvement and support of our students and our schools.
William L. "Bill" Haase Click here for more information about this candidate 17,585 votes 9.14%
  • Occupation: Financial Advisor
  • Associate Vice President - Investments with Wachovia Securities, LLC
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati
  • Soccer Coach for the School for Creative and Performing Arts
  • Board member of the UC Band Alumni Association
  • Member of UC Alumni Band and UC Community Band
  • Member of Little Flower Parish in Mt. Airy
  • Raise student achievement
  • Improve instruction through continued education of teachers
  • Ensure all facilities are safe and promote learning

Basic candidate data supplied by the applicable elections official. All candidates have been invited to supply additional information to Smart Voter. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 7 questions on Qualification, Priorities, Parental involvement, Pressing Issue, Role of School Board, Core expectations: results, and Core expectations: equity.


There will be a Cincinnati School Board Candidates' Forum sponsored by the Citizens School Committee on Wed October 19 from 7 - 9 pm at the Education Center, 2651 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219

The "Meet the Candidates" evening sponsored by Clifton Town Meeting will be held on Monday, October 24, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Avenue in Clifton. Invited are candidates for Cincinnati Mayor, Cincinnati City Council and Cincinnati School Board.

Cincinnati Public School Board of Education and Isssue Forums Hosted by LWVCA and WCET Channel 48, Check TV listings for dates and times
News and Analysis

City Beat General Links

Cincinnati Board of Education

Cincinnati Public Schools
This election is archived. Any links to sources outside of Smart Voter may no longer be active. No further links will be added to this page.
Links to sources outside of Smart Voter are provided for information only and do not imply endorsement.

Home (Ballot Lookup) || About Smart Voter || Feedback

Created: January 28, 2006 14:51 PST
Smart Voter   <>
Copyright © League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.