Dublin Villager

Candidates for school board running unopposed

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Three candidates for the Dublin Board of Education will run unopposed this fall.

Stu Harris, Lynn May and Rick Weininger filed petitions with the Franklin County Board of Elections to run for the three open seats on the Dublin Board of Education in November.

Stu Harris and Lynn May will run for re-election, while former Karrer Middle School Principal Rick Weininger will run for his first term this year.

Harris was first elected to the Dublin Board of Education in 2006 and May began serving on the board in 2005.

Weininger retired from Dublin City Schools at the end of the 2012-13 school year and said he is running to contribute to the community.

"I'm a resident of Dublin and I have been for a long time," he said. "I worked for the schools a long time and I have good background knowledge, especially in education.

"I feel like I want to continue to contribute to my school district and my community. I feel like being on the board is a good way for me to give back."

Incumbent Board Member Gwen Callender was first elected in 2006. Her second board term expires at the end of the year.

She did not file paperwork to seek another term on the Dublin Board of Education, but is running for a Franklin County Municipal Court Judge seat this fall.

"If I could, I would do both, because I love being on the school board but unfortunately I can't," Callender said.

All candidates turned in petitions to run for elected offices Aug. 7. The Franklin County Board of Elections has until Monday, Aug. 19, to certify petitions for office.

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