Six candidates are running for the two expiring seats on the Olentangy Local School District Board of Education.

Six candidates are running for the two expiring seats on the Olentangy Local School District Board of Education.

One is seeking re-election. Another has thrown his hat into the political arena before, and four are seeking public office for the first time.

Julie Feasel, 42, of Holderman Street, Lewis Center, has been a resident of the Olentangy school district since 1997. She received a bachelor's in mass communications with minors in business, American history and sociology from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame. She is vice president of communications for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, a pro-business advocacy group that lobbies on behalf of Ohio's businesses. In 2006, she was appointed to a vacant seat on the Olentangy school board, and in 2007 ran unopposed to fulfill the rest of that term. She is seeking re-election to that seat.

Patrick Grubbe, 44, of Woodstone Drive, Lewis Center, has been a resident of the Olentangy school district for nine years. He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the Ohio State University. He is president of AVSG, Inc., an audio/visual staging and production company that produces corporate and association meetings worldwide. He ran unsuccessfully for Orange Township Trustee in 2001.

Dave King, 62, of Lakeview Drive, Powell, has been a resident in the Olentangy school district since 1986. He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Ohio University. He is co-found and partner of Horne & King Architects. This is his first time seeking public office.

Mitch Kon, 51, of Cardinal Hill Lane, Powell, has been a resident of the Olentangy school district for 13 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, Penn. He is a retired marketing executive. This is his first time seeking public office.

Lynne Schoenling, 47, of Ridgewood Avenue, has been a resident in the Olentangy school district since 1999. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Cincinnati and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati. She has a private law practice. This is her first time seeking public office.

Jay Siefring, 35, of Hunters Bend, Powell, has been a resident of the Olentangy school district since 2006. He holds a bachelor's degree in management information systems from Wright State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Dayton. He is an enterprise account manager with Cisco Systems. This is his first time seeking public office.