Upper Arlington voters elected two newcomers to the school board on Nov. 5: Matt McClellan and Carol Mohr.
According to final, unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections, McClellan and Mohr edged out candidate Eric Colombo, with McClellan taking 40.39 percent of the votes, or 6,712, and Mohr receiving 34.88 percent of the votes, or 5,796.
Colombo came in third with 24.74 percent, or 4,111 votes.
The three candidates were running for two school board seats vacated by board President Robert Arkin and member Marge Pizzuti, both of whom opted not to run for re-election.
McClellan, 46, said he and his wife, Kristin, are both graduates of Upper Arlington High School and have lived in the school district since 1978. He is president of Miles-McClellan Construction Co. and his wife is a teacher at Tremont Elementary School. They are parents of four children, ages 14 to 22.
McClellan said he supported the school levy and said he would bring a strong combination of business background, leadership and passion for public education to the position.
Mohr said she was “very excited” to see that she had had been elected to a school board seat.
“I think the best part of the night for me was that the school levy also passed,” she said. “All three of us as candidates were working hard to help pass the school levy and I’m happy we were able to see that approved.”
Mohr, 48, runs Carol Mohr Editorial Services and is a textbook and journal editor. She also presents ACT Boot Camps at high schools throughout Ohio for test prep seminars.
She and her husband, Bill, have two children, ages 19 and 23, who graduated from Upper Arlington High School.
“I am looking forward to learning from our experienced school board members and to the opportunity to work with principals and other staff members to support the continued excellence of our school district,” she said.