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Hamilton County, OH November 6, 2007 Election
Board Member; Sycamore Community School District Voter Information

4 Year Term.

The board is a policy-making body, but exercises only those powers delegated to it by state law. It chooses its own officers.

Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Ken Richter Click here for more information about this candidate 5,289 votes 37.42%

  • Occupation: Retired - Avon Products as President Avon Germany
  • Neighborhood: Symmes Township- Steeplechase Development
  • Education: MBA Xavier University , BS Economics University of Cincinnati
  • My career with Avon Products allowed me to advance from a Buyer in 1966 to a Senior Officer while working around the world.
  • This career allowed me to serve on many boards and committees which continues to provide an understanding to the responsibility of board work.
  • Sycamore School Board 2004- Current
  • Great Oaks School Board 2006 - Current
  • Continue to Build and Enhance Board Relationships Internal and External "TEAM SYCAMORE"
  • Execute "Our Contract with the Community" - A Financial Commitment in 2009
  • Continue to Transfer Relevant Business Expertise to the District
Jill S. Cole Click here for more information about this candidate 4,967 votes 35.14%
  • Occupation: Co-owner of Cole Realty Associates
  • BSBA, The Ohio State Univ., Cum Laude
  • Sycamore Schools PTO president, 4 years
  • Frequent service as volunteer leader in schools and community
  • Strong business experience in banking, accounting, communication, management
  • Maintaining Academic Excellence while guiding Sycamore into the future
  • Managing Budgets and addressing financial challenges with fiscal responsibility
  • Improving communication with parents, staff, administration, business and taxpayers emphasing strong community involvement. See
Julie B. (Bernsen) Brook Click here for more information about this candidate 3,879 votes 27.44%
  • Occupation: Mother/Wife/Community Volunteer
  • BAUP (Urban Planning) 1/82, University of Illinois Urbana; MBA (Finance, HRM) Spring '88, Full Academic Assistantship, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Board Member and Vice Chairman, Board of Sites Arrangements and Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Blue Ash, Ohio, 2006 - Present (appointed)
  • Board Member, Yavneh Day School 2001- 2005 (appointed); Board Member, Sycamore Flying Fish, 2002-2006 (appointed)
  • Mngmnt. Consult/R. E. Analyst: Wrote computer budget and real estate programs, analyzed real estate trends, wrote logistic computer model for USDOD
  • Substitute Teacher, Girl Scout Leader, Room-mother, PTA/PTO Volunteer, Netanya Sister-City P2K Project Volunteer
  • Husband - Barry A. Brook, MD; Children - Loren (2004 SHS grad) OSU Senior, Melissa (2007 SHS grad) OSU Freshman, Daniel SHS Freshman
  • Ensure an "Excellent" education for every Sycamore Student
  • Respect Taxpayer dollars
  • Support the Sycamore Administration, Teachers and Staff

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