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Hamilton County, OH November 6, 2007 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Board Member; Madeira City School District

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Qualifications, Addressing priorities, Funding

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1. What are your qualifications for office? (50 word limit)

Answer from David Templeton:

My current occupation as an investment manager requires me to analyze a company's financial situation before investing client monies in these firms. Prior to my investment responsibilities, I was a commercial loan officer which also required analysis of a company's financial soundness. These same experiences will be useful as a member of the Madeira School board.

2. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (100 word limit)

Answer from David Templeton:

  • To maintain Madeira's reputation for providing an environment that turns out well educated students, I support the District's need to hire and retain the best educational personnel.

  • The Madeira School district has a reputation for being run in a fiscally responsible way. School funding is an issue that continues to be addressed. I will do what is necessary to see our district receives its fair share of state financing support while maintaining local control of our financing needs.

  • I will ensure funds provided by taxpayers are spent wisely. Open lines of communication will be maintained with current issues updated at

3. What is your position on amending the Ohio Constitution with regard to the funding of public schools? (150 word limit)?

Answer from David Templeton:

Amending the Ohio Constitution is a step not to be taken lightly. More information is needed regarding the amendment before taking the step of amending the Constitution. The funding proposed in the amendment does not address where dollars will come from to finance this additioanl state contribution. Generally, schools like Madeira have not been on the receiving end of this type of state funding. Today, compared to similar districts, Madeira receives a below average contribution from the state. A part of state funding needs to be tied to a school district's performance, that is, educational results and fiscal responsibility.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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