Running for Fairfield City School Board

Background about the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are elected in odd year General Elections.
  • There are five Members of the Fairfield City School District Board of Education.
    • This office will have 3 open seats on the ballot in 2017.
    • This office will have 2 open seats on the ballot in 2019.
  • Each term is 4 years. (R.C. 3313.09)
  • Each term begins on January 1st following the election. (R.C. 3313.09)
  • The salary for this office is $960.00 per year as reported by Fairfield City Schools (2014).

Current Elected Officials:

  • Brian Begley (seat expires in 2017)
  • Michael Berding (seat expires in 2017)
  • Dan Hare (seat expires in 2017)
  • Carrie O'Neal (will appear on ballot in 2017 for unexpired term ending 2019)
  • Balena Shorter (seat expires in 2019)

What are the requirements to run for Fairfield City School Board?

Candidates for this position must:

  • Live within the Fairfield City School District.
  • Be a registered elector of the Fairfield City School District.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (OH Const. Art. V, §1, Art. XV §4)

How do I run for Fairfield City School Board?

  1. Complete petition form 3-T. (Note:  Petition forms should be printed on legal sized, 8 1/2" x 14" paper)
  2. Required signatures. (R.C. 3513.254)
    • Collect between 150 and 450 signatures
  3. File petitions with the Butler County Board of Elections no later than 90 days before the date of the General election. (R.C. 3513.254, 3513.255)
  4. Pay filing fee by check or with exact change of $30.00. (R.C. 3513.10, 3513.261)

What are the Campaign Finance Requirements?

All candidates running for office who spend any money, including their own personal funds must file a Designation of Treasurer (Form 30-D) and complete subsequent reports. Candidates for this office should file with the Butler County Board of Elections.

Call Candidate and Ballot Services at 513-887-3700, ext. 3 with any questions or for more information.