Running for Talawanda City School Board

Background about the Office:

  • Candidates for this office are elected in odd year General Elections.
  • There are five Members of the Talawanda City School District Board of Education.
    • This office will have 2 open seats on the ballot in 2017.
    • This office will have 3 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 Talawanda City Schools (2014).

Current Elected Officials:

  • Mary Jane Roberts (seat expires in 2017)
  • Lois Vollmer (seat expires in 2017)
  • Michael W. Crowder (seat expires in 2019)
  • Mark L. Butterfield (seat expires in 2019)
  • Chris Otto (seat expires in 2019)

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

Candidates for this position must:

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

How do I run for Talawanda 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 75 and 225 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.