Upper Arlington News

Five file to vie four City Council seats


Five hopefuls have thrown their hats into the ring as candidates for four Upper Arlington City Council seats, which will be up for grabs Nov. 5.

According to the Franklin County Board of Elections, the candidates aren't expected to be certified until Aug. 19. Potential write-in candidates have until Aug. 26 to file with the board of elections.

As of the Aug. 7 filing deadline, those planning to run are: John Adams, Carolyn Casper, David DeCapua, Francis "Kip" Greenhill and Deborah Johnson.

Adams, DeCapua and Johnson all are current council members.

Casper said last week she is a former state examiner with the Ohio Auditor's Office.

She then went on to hold "several" positions with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, from which she is now retired, and she is a current Upper Arlington Alumni Association board member.

Greenhill is a former Upper Arlington High School principal and currently is interim principal at New Albany Middle School.

In addition to the three seats currently held by Adams, DeCapua and Johnson, current council Vice President Frank Ciotola's seat will be up for grabs Nov. 5.

Ciotola, who first was elected to council in 2005, cannot seek re- election because of Upper Arlington 's city charter, which states council members cannot serve more than two consecutive, four-year terms.

The top four vote-getters in the Nov. 5 election each will win a four-year term on council.