Dublin Villager

Full slate facing Dublin voters for Tuesday's election


Dublin residents will be electing council members, Washington Township trustees and school board members when they cast votes in the Nov. 5 election.

City Council

ward races

Dublin City Council ward seats are up this year and 11 candidates will be listed for four seats.

In Ward 1, Cathy Boring is retiring from her tenure on council and newcomers Christine Gawronski, Julie Hubler, Greg Peterson and Alex Schaffer will be on the ballot for the seat.

Schaffer, however, told the Dublin Villager he planned to drop out of the race.

Gawronski has lived in Dublin for 13 years and currently serves on the city's Community Services Advisory Committee.

Hubler has lived on Brand Road for 15 years and in 2007 ran for an at-large seat on Dublin City Council.

Peterson is hoping for another term on council after he served for four years in the late 1990s.

In Ward 2, incumbent Amy Salay will face challenger Kari Hertel.

Salay has been a Dublin City Council member for four terms.

Hertel has lived in Dublin for about 10 years and served on the Community Services Advisory Council.

In the Ward 3 race, challenger Kevin Walter will try to oust incumbent John Reiner.

Reiner, the owner of Oakland Nursery, is seeking a fifth term on council.

Walter previously served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and ran for an at-large council seat in 2011.

Mayor Tim Lecklider will seek to retain his Ward 4 seat against challengers Kevin Cooper and JD Kaplan.

Lecklider is seeking a fourth term on council and works for the Ohio Attorney General's office.

Cooper is a former Dublin employee and has lived in the city about 10 years.

Kaplan has lived in Dublin about 5 years and operates his graphics business from his home.



In the Washington Township trustee race, incumbents Denise Franz King and Charles Kranstuber will face challenger Lloyd Hubler for two seats on the three-person board that oversees matters in Washington Township.

King has held three terms as a trustee and served on Dublin City Council.

Kranstuber is seeking a third term as a trustee and also held a Dublin City Council seat for several years.

Hubler, a 15-year Brand Road resident, is seeking a public office for the first time.

School Board

On the Dublin Board of Education, three seats are up for election and incumbents Lynn May and Stu Harris are running alongside former Dublin middle school Principal Rick Weininger.