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Hamilton, Warren County, OH November 2, 2010 Election
Member; State Board of Education; District 4 Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Debe Terhar Click here for more information about this candidate 80,533 votes 33.69%

  • Occupation: Vice President/Administration
  • B.S. Montessori Early Childhood Education
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (Xavier University)
  • Certified and Licensed Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • Founding Member of American Spirit Education Alliance
  • Elected Precinct Executive
  • A full range of quality educational opportunities to serve the best interest of each individual child in Ohio
  • Improve qualitative measures for individual schools and districts while dramatically improving achievement expectations
  • Improve accountability and instill fiscal responsibility while emphasising traditional values for the State's $7 billion Education Budget
Pat Bruns Click here for more information about this candidate 78,228 votes 32.73%
  • Occupation: Retired educator, Northwest Local School District
  • Masters in Art Education, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Batchelors in Art Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Graduate, Oak Hills High School, Cincinnati,,Ohio
  • Praxis III Assessor, Ohio Department of Education
  • Supervisor, Student teachers, College of Mount Saint Joseph
  • Consultant, CET Arts Connections
  • I believe that access to a high-quality education is a right of all students and a sacred trust that the public must provide.
  • I believe in the power of the arts to foster critical and creative thinking skills.
  • I believe in the people who do the work every day with children. They are the experts in their field.
Mary Welsh Schlueter Click here for more information about this candidate 53,699 votes 22.46%
  • Occupation: Chief Executive, Partnership for Innovation in Education PIE
  • Adjunct University Business Professor
  • Business Executive
  • LIbrary Trustee - Elected in Illinois
  • Parent - 4 children in public school
  • Author - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Junior Achievement (business) teacher to public school kids
  • Establish clear expectations for teachers by introducing salary enhancements based on student/school performance.
  • Heighten budget transparency and mandate budgetary financial efficiencies as compliance for incremental State funding requests.
  • Provide student access to high quality, publicly funded innovative school options with accountability measures identical to public schools.
John L. Spohn Click here for more information about this candidate 26,575 votes 11.12%
  • Occupation: Education
  • Ed.S. - Ed. Administration (Dec. 2010)
  • M. of Diplomacy - Conflict Resolution
  • BS - Business Administration
  • Adjunct Professor- God's Bible College
  • Adjunct Professor- Mount Vernon Naz. Univ.
  • Treasurer - Non-profit
  • Accountability to the taxpayers for spending
  • Flexibility in school choice
  • Continued inclusion of funding for charter and community schools
Bobbie Grice (withdrawn) Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Occupation: Curriculum Consultant
  • BS El Education, Ohio University
  • Med. Curruculum and Leadership Wright State University
  • Board Member Little Miami Local Schools
  • Board Member Warren County Career Center
  • Chair and Co-founder of Jewell Education Foundation
  • Area Progress Council Board
  • Ensure a public school funding system that provides a realistic level of funding, which will meet the needs of all students.
  • Expect all schools that receive state financial support be accountable to the public.
  • To provide an excellent education for all children so they become productive citizens and can compete globally.

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