New Albany News

Nov. 5 election

City Council incumbents unopposed on ballot


The four New Albany City Council members with expiring terms will run unopposed on the Nov. 5 ballot, according to the Franklin County Board of Elections.

New Albany City Council seats are nonpartisan and terms are for four years.

City Councilman Glyde Marsh said he and his colleagues -- Colleen Briscoe, Chip Fellows and Sloan Spalding -- are running as a team.

He said he is pleased to think they are doing a good job and no one is challenging them.

Marsh, a retired Ohio State University professor of veterinary science and a poultry medicine consultant, was first elected in 1993. He is finishing his sixth term on City Council.

Briscoe, an attorney and partner in Briscoe and Webber Co., served as mayor of New Albany from 1996 to 2004 and was appointed to a City Council seat in 2004. She was elected to the seat in 2005 and again in 2009.

Briscoe retired from her city post in March to collect benefits, but was chosen in May to finish the term because no one else applied for the position, according to city officials.

Council declined to make the appointment and Mayor Nancy Ferguson appointed Briscoe to the seat.

Fellows, who works in the health-care industry, was appointed to City Council in 2006 and elected in 2007 to serve the remainder of a term that expired in 2009. He was re-elected in 2009.

Spalding, an attorney who serves as chief legal counsel to the Ohio Department of Mental Health, was elected in 2009. He is finishing his first term.

The deadline for candidates to file petitions for the November ballot was Aug. 7.

The filing deadline for write-in candidates is Aug. 26, according to the Franklin County Board of Elections website.