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Vottero tops two competitors for open CAC District 1 seat

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David Vottero will take Rob Wood's place as the Clintonville Area Commission's District 1 representative in July.

Vottero, 50, of East Tulane Road, outpolled Brendan Inscho and Peter Niswander in the uncertified results of the Saturday, May 3, voting and early in-person ballots, said CAC elections committee Chairman Mike Folmar.

"I am relieved, pleasantly surprised and humbled by the results," Vottero, an architect with Schooley Caldwell Associates since 1990, wrote in an email after the results were announced.

"I am thankful for all the residents who came out to cast their ballot in the CAC race. I am also very grateful to the friends and neighbors who have offered me their support and their encouragement throughout the race.

"I also want to thank Brendan and Peter for stepping forward as candidates and for running good campaigns," Vottero wrote. "I think it reflects well on the residents of District 1 that we had a strong slate of candidates. I believe it helped to make us all better candidates and improved the quality of the election.

"I am looking forward to serving and hope that I can hit the ground running."

Vottero received 41 votes to Niswander's 31 and Inscho's eight.

District 2 representative Nancy Kuhel and D Searcy of District 9 also were up for election May 3 but faced no opposition.

Kuhel received 15 votes and Searcy got 23, Folmar said.

"Thanks to all the candidates for a good race," he wrote in announcing the uncertified results, which await potential challenges before becoming finalized. "And thank you for your contribution to the Clintonville community."

Wood chose not to seek another term because, he said, he did not have the time to devote to the duties of being a representative that he felt was necessary.

 

New July meeting date

Attending the July meeting of the CAC won't keep anyone away from Red, White & Boom.

Commission members voted unanimously last week to back a suggestion from Chairman Daniel B. Miller pushing the date for the July session back by one week.

That way it won't fall on Tuesday, July 3 -- the night of the Columbus fireworks show.

The Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library will close at 6 p.m. that day, so commission members and residents wouldn't have had access to the meeting room anyway, Miller pointed out.

In the past, the CAC dispensed with having a meeting in July altogether, Kuhel said.

Under the current bylaws, Miller said, that meeting is the organizational session at which any new members are seated and the officers are elected.

The meeting Tuesday, July 10, will begin at the normal time of 7 p.m.

The library branch is located at 3909 N. High St.

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