Two people are seeking to replace Nancy Kuhel as the District 2 representative on the Clintonville Area Commission.

Kuhel, who first was elected in 2011, has decided not to seek a third term.

Voting for Districts 1, 2 and 9 is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St., elections committee chairwoman Ann Henkener announced last week.

Advance voting for those who can't get to the polls that day is set from 6 to 8 p.m. May 2, also at the library.

Both advance and regular voting will require the voter show a photo identification reflecting their current residential address and date of birth or a photo ID reflecting their date of birth and another document, such as a check or bill, with their current address, Henkener said.

The three seats up for election have drawn four certified candidates.

Incumbent David Vottero is assured of retaining the District 1 post, while B.J. White, a real-estate agent with Core Ohio Realty Advisors, will represent District 9, where D Searcy has chosen not to run again after 12 years on the panel.

District 2 candidates Matt Brown and Khara Nemitz responded last week to requests for background on themselves and their reasons wanting to serve on the commission.

White had not responded to a similar request by ThisWeek Booster's deadline.

Nemitz, who was born in Sweden, described herself as a "48-year-old mother, spouse and interior designer," whose 8-year-old attends Indianola Informal K-8 School. A resident of Clintonville since 2012, Nemitz wrote in an email that her husband, George S. Rush, is an associate professor in the art department at Ohio State University.

Brown, who has worked at the Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department for the past decade, wrote in his email that he and his wife, Hanna Greer Brown, have two small children and moved into their home in 2008.

"I believe that Clintonville is, and can continue to be, the best neighborhood in Columbus," Matt Brown wrote.

"I have an interest in promoting our neighborhood's social well-being through city planning, architecture and design," Nemitz wrote. "I believe that the quality of our lives is bettered by decisions that bring happiness and joy to our daily lives. Being part of the CAC would give me the opportunity to bring to the table my neighbors' thoughts and concerns regarding the development of Clintonville. I would describe myself as an activist pro-development candidate."

"As a result of my work experiences, I am comfortable facilitating public discussions and working with a wide range of stakeholders," Brown offered as his reason for seeking the District 2 post. "As commissioner, I will bring communication and collaboration skills and hard work to foster positive relationships throughout Clintonville and the city of Columbus. I believe that my knowledge, professional experience and desire to serve the community make me the most qualified candidate to represent District 2 on the Clintonville Area Commission."

"I want to make sure that all decisions regarding our neighborhood are centered on what is best for the residents of Clintonville," Nemitz wrote in concluding her email response.

District 2, making up the southwest corner of Clintonville, is roughly bounded by the Olentangy River, Glen Echo Ravine, Orchard Lane and High Street.

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