Contested races for three seats on the Pickerington school board appear to be in order this fall after five candidates filed with the Fairfield County Board of Elections.

Three board incumbents and two would-be challengers filed for the Nov. 7 election by the board of elections’ 4 p.m. deadline Aug. 9.

Candidates for the school board, as well for Pickerington City Council and Violet Township trustees, will become official after the board of elections certifies filings Aug. 21.

According to unofficial filings from the board of elections, the lists are as follows:

Pickerington Board of Education
(five candidates, three seats)

• Vanessa Niekamp (incumbent)

• Jacklyn Rohaly

• Cathy Olshefski (incumbent)

• Lori Sanders (incumbent)

• Pryestt Strickland

Pickerington City Council
(four candidates, four seats)

• Anthony Barletta (incumbent)

• Jeff Fix (incumbent)

• Thomas Romine

• Tricia Sanders

Violet Township trustees
(three candidates, two seats)

• Terry J. Dunlap Sr. (incumbent)

• Harry Myers Jr. (incumbent)

• Melissa Wilde