Pickerington Times-Sun

Four file for three seats on school board


Four candidates have filed to run in the Nov. 5 general election for three seats on the Pickerington Board of Education.

According to the Fairfield County Board of Elections, four people filed to run by the Aug. 7 deadline. The board of elections isn't expected to certify candidates for each political contest in the county until Friday, Aug. 16.

Prospective write-in candidates have until Aug. 26 to file with the board of elections their intention to seek office.

Those who filed by Aug. 7 were:

* Clay Lopez.

* Vanessa Niekamp.

* Cathy Olshefski.

* Lori Sanders.

Lopez, Olshefski and Sanders each are incumbent school board members. Their terms expire at the end of the year.

Niekamp is the executive director of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, which regulates the funeral industry in the Buckeye State.

The top three vote-getters in the election each will win a four-year term on the board.