New Albany-area voters will select 10 candidates Nov. 3 to serve as their local representatives on New Albany Village Council, the Plain Township board of trustees and the New-Albany-Plain Local school board.

New Albany-area voters will select 10 candidates Nov. 3 to serve as their local representatives on New Albany Village Council, the Plain Township board of trustees and the New-Albany-Plain Local school board.

Six candidates are vying for four seats on village council.

Incumbents Colleen Briscoe, Edward (Chip) Fellows and Glyde Marsh are running against challengers Shirli Billings, Richard Justman and Sloan Spalding.

Briscoe, 57, has been on council since 1996, when she was elected as mayor. She is an attorney with Briscoe & Webber.

Fellows, 47, is running for his second term on council. He was appointed to council in 2006 after Steve Minick took a job in another state. He is the senior director of non-acute care services for VHA and has lived in New Albany with his wife and daughters since 2001.

Marsh, 91, was elected to council in 1993 and previously served 10 years as a member of the NA-PL school board in the 1950s and '60s. He is a retired professor of veterinary medicine and poultry science and is now a semi-retired commercial veterinarian in the poultry industry.

Billings, 69, has lived in New Albany with her son since 2004 and served on the civil service commission when she lived in Gahanna. She is a human-resources consultant with her consulting firm, Billings & Co.

Justman, 56, is trying once again to win a seat on the New Albany council. He previously ran in 2005 but lost. He then sued the village after Minick, the candidate who was elected, announced he had accepted a job in another state. Justman argued that Minick's election was a forfeit and that the next-highest vote-getter should be elected, pursuant to village law. He is a retired carpenter.

Spalding, 39, has lived in New Albany for seven years and has served as a member of the village's charter review commission

He is the chief legal counsel for the Ohio Department of Mental Health.

Six candidates also are running for three seats on the Plain Township board of trustees.

Incumbents Dave Ferguson, Don Shoemaker and Bud Zappitelli are running against challengers Sharon Cason-Adams, Valerie Griffith and David Olmstead.

Ferguson, 47, was appointed to the board in 2008 after former trustee Don Cameron died in January 2008. He is a director of transmission, financial services and planning for American Electric Power and has lived in the township for 12 years.

Shoemaker, 66, has served on the board for 16 years and is a self-employed contractor. He is a married father of three adult daughters, who attended the NA-PLS district.

Zappitelli, 45, was elected to the board four years ago. The financial consultant is married with three school-age children.

Cason-Adams, 44, is running in her first local race. The married mother of two owns a home in the township and a law practice in the village.

Griffith, 49, also is running her first campaign. The married mother of three works with the Columbus City Schools as a GED teacher. She said she also serves on the board of the nonprofit organization, Center for Vocation Alternatives.

Olmstead, 52, previously served on New Albany Village Council from 2004 to 2007. He is a financial accounting manager and has been a member of the village planning commission for the past two years and was the Rocky Fork-Blacklick Accord implementation panel for three years.

Laura Kohler, Thomas Lammers, Cheri Lehmann and Natalie Matt are vying for three seats on the NA-PLS board.

Kohler, 55, is running for her first election in New Albany. She previously served on the Worthington Board of Education. The married mother of four is a real estate agent with New Albany Realty and previously worked as an employee with the Ohio School Boards Association.

Lammers, 47, is a 10-year resident of New Albany. The married father of two children in the schools is the owner of the Blimpie Sub Sandwiches on Fodor Road and is the central regional director for Blimpie. He previously worked as a finance director with Procter & Gamble.

Lehmann, 39, is a married mother of two elementary-age students. She is a resident of the Win-Win area of the NA-PLS district and is a respiratory therapist at he Ohio State University Medical Center.

Matt, 49, has been a resident of the village for nine years. The married mother of five children previously worked in advertising and has taught in both public and private schools in Washington, D.C., Connecticut and Kentucky.

The polling sites in Franklin County are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

gmartineau@thisweeknews.com