Rural Ohio overrepresented on state school board, urban areas lacking  
       Rural Ohioans account for about half the 17 votes on the state school board, while urban districts, which account for 25 percent of Ohio children, have only two votes. Jeffrey Mims Jr. is the only African-American, and he is quitting at the end of the year. Noted elsewhere in this project is a description of the nine board committees, eight of which are headed by white men, even though the board is 9-8 men.  
  Name Age   Hometown Political party affiliation Occupation Home School District Term Gross board pay, 2012 High school attended Children's high school College, undergraduate Advanced degrees E-mail  
  Ann E. Jacobs 63 Elected Lima (Allen County) Republican Attorney, Jacobs Law Offices Shawnee Local District 1: Elected in 2008 and 2012; Term ends Dec. 31, 2016 $4,569 Public Public Bachelor's, psychology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Law degree, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.  
  Kathleen A. McGervey 45 Elected Avon (Lorain County) Republican Engineer and surveyor. Resident engineer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Avon Local District 2: Elected, 2010. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014. $4,233 Public No children Bathelor's, civil engineering, Cleveland State University N/A  
  Jeffrey J. Mims Jr. 66 Elected Dayton Democrat Retired teacher and administrator for Dayton Public Schools. Dayton City District 3: Elected, 2010. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014 (resigning December 2013) $11,406 Public Public Bachelor's, industrial technology, art design and education, Central State University Master's, education, University of Dayton  
  Debra "Debe" A. Terhar 61 Elected Montford Heights (Hamilton County) Republican Co-owner and vice president, Strategic Planning Advisors LLC. Oak Hills Local District 4: Elected, 2010. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014. $12,014 Public Private Bachelor's, early childhood education, Xavier University None  
  Bryan C. Williams 48 Elected Fairlawn (Summit County) Republican Lobbyist for Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio Copley-Fairlawn City District 5: Appointed, then elected in 2012. Term ends Dec. 31, 2016. $5,210 Private Public Bachelor's, history and political science, Denison University, Granville None  
  Michael L. Collins 63 Elected Westerville (Franklin County) Non-partisan (Did register as Republican and Democrat from 2001-2003 Marketing executive, president, Promotions One Inc. Westerville City District 6: Elected to second term November 2012. Term ends Dec. 31, 2016. $9,174 Public Public Bachelor's, education, Miami University, Oxford Master's, education,  Ball State University  
  Sarah Fowler 25 Elected Rock Creek (Ashtabula County) Republican Clerical work at family-owned business, Fowler Enterprises, a pasture, hay and feed distribution company. Jefferson Area Local District 7: Elected November 2012. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014. Not applicable Home-schooled No children None None  
  Deborah Cain 62 Elected Lake Township (Stark County) Democrat Retired teacher, Akron City Schools Lake Local District 8: Elected 2006 and 2010. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014. $6,042 Public No children Bachelor's, elementary education, Franciscan University, Steubenville None  
  Stephanie Dodd 33 Elected Hebron (Licking County) Democrat Owner of SLD Consulting LLC, campaign, political action committee and organizational fundraising Lakewood Local District 9: Elected November 2012. Term ends Dec. 31, 2016. Not applicable Private Private Bachelor's, business administration, University of Cincinnati None  
  Ronald W. Rudduck 60 Appointed to fill elected position Wilmington (Clinton County) Republican Adjunct professor, Xavier University and Antioch University Midwest. Clinton-Massie Local District 10: Appointed Aug. 29 to unexpired term. Must run Nov. 2014 to fill term ending Dec. 31, 2016. Not applicable Public Public Bachelor's, Wilmington College. Master's, education, Xavier University  
  Mary Rose Oakar 73 Elected Cleveland Democrat Owner, Mary Rose Oakar & Associates Inc. Cleveland Municipal District 11: First elected, 2008; re-elected 2012. Term ends Dec. 31, 2016. $7,550 Private No children Bachelor's, Ursuline College Master's, John Caroll University; studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, Westham Adult College in England and Columbia University.  
  Tess Ann Elshoff 38 Appointed New Knoxville (Auglaize County) Republican Stay-at-home mother New Bremen Local At large: Appointed, January 2010. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014 $5,626 Private Public Studied social and industrial communication, Wright State University None  
  Joseph L. Farmer 63 Appointed Baltimore (Fairfield County) Republican Performance Leader for Delta Airlines, Columbus Liberty Union-Thurston Local At large: Appointed, January 2011. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014. $5,661 Private and public Public 2 years, no degree None  
  Thomas W. Gunlock 60 Appointed Centerville (Montgomery County) Republican Director of construction/property management, RG Properties. Centerville City At large: Appointed, January 2011. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014. $9,122 Public Public Bachelor's, education, Ball State University Master's, education, Ball State  
  C. Todd Jones 46 Appointed New Albany (Franklin/Licking County) Republican President and general counsel, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, lobbying group for about 50 private colleges and universities New Albany-Plain Local At large, Appointed January 2011 to unexpired term, reappointed January 2013. Term ends Dec. 31, 2016. $6,878 Not available Public Bachelor's, business administration, University of Denver Master of law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D. C.; Juris Doctorate, University of Denver.  
  Darryl D. Mehaffie 70 Appointed Greenville (Darke County) Republican Retired public school teacher Greenville City At large: Appointed, January 2013, to unexpired term. Term ends Dec. 31, 2014. N/A Public Public Bachelor's, Wilmington College, Quaker school. Post-graduatework at Miami University and University of Dayton.  
  Mark Alan Smith 47 Appointed Circleville (Pickaway County) Republican President,  Ohio Christian University Circleville City At large: Appointed January 2013. Term ends Dec. 31, 2016. N/A Public Private Bachelor's,  religious education, Hobe Sound Bible Collebe Master's, curriculum and instruction/higher education teaching, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla.; doctorate, higher education administration, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.  
  Sources:  The and Akron Beacon Journal