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LWV League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund
Hamilton County, OH November 6, 2007 Election
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Ben Clinkenbeard
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Board Member; Oak Hills Local School District


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

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

I have two daughters in the Oak Hills school system. Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati in the areas of business and political science. I have experience in finance, budget forecasting and communications. I am a Senior Account Executive for Alchemy Broadcasting.

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

I will move the first two priorities immediately on taking office at my first board meeting. Residents must understand they no longer have a vote or control over Oak Hills school spending. I want every resident to know their property taxes are going up without their approval.

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

I opposed the constitutional amendment proposed earlier this year. It amounted to giving the public schools a blank check- signed by the taxpayer. The special interests want unquestioned, unlimited funding, but it is critical that there be accountability by every school board. while the current system places too much reliance on property taxes any solution must not eliminate the voters. I am willing to consider any alternative funding that would reduce property taxes as the major support of education.

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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