Pickerington and Violet Township voters will be electing members of the Pickerington Local School District Board of Education and the Violet Township Board of Trustees and city residents will also be casting ballots for City Council seats when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5.
The Pickerington Board of Education's longest-sitting member, Lori Sanders, will seek a fifth term this November.
Current Pickerington Board of Education President Cathy Olshefski said she's seeking re-election to help guide new curriculum and technology initiatives to better prepare students for life after graduation.
Fairfield County Engineer Jeremiah Upp appeared before the Violet Township Board of Trustees Sept. 18 to make a pitch for support of a permanent, 0.5-mill bridge, culvert and road renewal levy on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.
Election Day Nov. 5,, voters in Violet Township will determine whether incumbent trustees Terry Dunlap Sr. and Harry Myers Jr. will retain their seats or if write-in candidate Dan Griscom will unseat one of them.
Pickerington school board candidate Vanessa Niekamp said if she's elected, she will fight to restore traditional art, music, physical education and media technology to the district's K-4 classes, while also ramping up district-sponsored anti-bullying and drug-awareness programming.
Incumbent Pickerington school board member Clay Lopez recently said he's equipped to help the district meet challenges brought on by looming financial constraints and performance mandates due to his experience in office.
With four candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot vying for four seats on Pickerington City Council, there might not be any surprises come election time, but there is sure to be change.
Four candidates have filed to run in the Nov. 5 general election for three seats on the Pickerington Board of Education.
The impending departure of Brian Sauer in July will leave Pickerington City Council with six members.
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