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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2005 Election
Board Member; Princeton 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.

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Tawana Lynn Keels Click here for more information about this candidate 3,057 votes 23.24%

  • Occupation: General Manager, Career Innovations
  • Education: B.S. Public Affairs, B.S.P.A., Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN Triple Major Public Finance, Personnel/ Labor Relations, and Policy & Admin.
  • Community/neighborhood of residence: Springdale
  • Eight years experience on the Princeton Board of Education
  • Parent Volunteer, Vice President PFG - Princeton Community Middle School; Princeton High School Graduate, Class 1978
  • Daughter Princeton Graduate, 1 child enrolled in District; Former Trustee and Executive Committee Member, Ohio School Boards Association
  • Recipient Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement and Princeton Dreamkeeper Award
  • 1. Excellence in academic programs, providing a quality education for all students, while enhancing our sports, music, fine arts and extra curricular
  • 2. Fiscally responsible approach to budgeting & spending, address legislative issues affecting district funding.
  • 3. Successful completion of the facilities plan with community input every step of the way.
Lillian A. Hawkins Click here for more information about this candidate 2,739 votes 20.82%
  • Occupation: Educational Consultant
  • 34 years public school experience
  • B Ed Wichita State University
  • M Ed University of Cincinnati
  • PhD student at Miami University, Major: Educational Leadership
  • Princeton resident and parent since 1975
  • Princeton teacher (12 years), Princeton assistant principal (4 years)
  • Academic Excellence for Every Student
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Recruitment and Retention of Quality Staff
Ken Donaldson 2,454 votes 18.66%
Jenny Pansing Click here for more information about this candidate 2,317 votes 17.61%
  • Occupation: pediatric RN-- Children's Hospital for 28 years
  • 8 years on Princeton Board of Education
  • 19 year PTA member & school/ district volunteer
  • 26 year resident of the Princeton community ( in Evendale)
  • all 3 of our children are Princeton grads
  • proud recipient of PROS Award (Princeton Recognizes Outstanding Service) and Dreamkeeper Award-- both received for my contributions to Princeton
  • active particpant in Princeton Community Relay for Life for past 3 years
  • Continue to improve academic achievement for ALL students throughout the entire district, including continued closure of the achievement gap
  • continued progress on our facilities plan--completing 8 elementary schools at or under budget
  • secure our district financial stability through work with the legislators
Robert P. "Bob" Maine Click here for more information about this candidate 1,675 votes 12.73%
  • Occupation: Principal Engineer - Procter & Gamble
  • 4 Children in District (K - 7th Grade), 1 with special needs
  • BS Chemical Engineering, Va Tech 1986
  • MBA UC (Finance Emphasis) 1992
  • SYO Coach - Softball/Baseball
  • Member and Religious Education Teacher- St Gabriel Church, Glendale
  • Parent Volunteer @ Stewart Elementary
  • Fiscal Responsibility - Maintaining the quality of our schools while minimizing the impact to taxpayers
  • Parental Involvement - Bettter representation on the board of Parents with Children in the District
  • Continue Progress on Standardized Tests - A lot to be proud of here....continue the progress. Address/take advantage of the diversity in district
Paul A. Culter Click here for more information about this candidate 912 votes 6.93%
  • Occupation: Senior Community Planner with Edwards and Kelcey
  • 15 Year Sharonville Resident
  • Parishioner, St. Michaels Church
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, Sharonville Youth Organization
  • Four children, two currently attending Princeton Schools
  • Fiscal Responsibility - Secure Necessary funding for District and without unnecessary levies.
  • Promote Positive PR for District - Not enough positive things being said about the District in local news outlets.
  • Academic Excellence for EVERY Princeton Student
Monty Lobb (Withdrawn)

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