Running for Lakota Local School Board

Background about the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are elected in odd year General Elections.
  • There are five Members of the Lakota Local 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 $125.00 per meeting as reported by Lakota Local Schools (2014).

Current Elected Officials:

  • Benjamin C. Dibble (seat expires in 2017)
  • Todd Parnell (seat expires in 2017)
  • Ray Murray (seat expires in 2017)
  • Lynda C. O'Connor (seat expires in 2019)
  • Julie Shaffer (seat expires in 2019)

What are the requirements to run for Lakota Local School Board?

Candidates for this position must:

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

How do I run for Lakota Local 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 25 and 75 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.

What are the Candidate Financial Disclosure Requirements?

Non-incumbent candidates must file with the Ohio Ethics Commission no later than thirty days before the general election. (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(b))  Incumbent candidates must file by May 15th.  (R.C. 102.02(A)(4)(a)).

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