Voters in Westerville and the surrounding townships will see challenges in races for City Council and trustees.

The Westerville City School District, however, is poised to retain the same board through 2019.

The three board incumbents whose seats expire Dec. 31 have filed for re-election, and no challengers have filed.

The filing deadline with the Franklin County Board of Elections was 4 p.m. Aug. 9, and the board is expected to certify filings Aug. 21.

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

Westerville City Council
(seven candidates, four open seats)

• John M. Bokros, 64, 642 Berkeley Place N., Westerville

• Kathy Cocuzzi, 65, 1029 Bluesail Drive, Westerville

• Valerie Cumming, 39, 618 S. Spring Road, Westerville

• Alex Heckman, 44, 913 Lakeway Court E., Westerville

• Michael Heyeck, 62, 113 Ormsbee Ave., Westerville

• Larry C. Jenkins, 45, 58 W College Ave., Westerville

• Lee Alan Peters, 52, 71 Belpre Place W., Westerville

Westerville Board of Education
(three seats unopposed)

• Tracy Davidson, 48, 205 Walnut Ridge Lane, Westerville (incumbent)

• Nancy Nestor-Baker, 60, 25 S. Vine St., Westerville (incumbent)

• Rick A. Vilardo, 59, 33 W. Broadway Ave., Westerville (incumbent)

The seats of board members Richard W. Bird and Gerrie Cotter expire Dec. 31, 2019.

Blendon Township trustees
(three candidates, two open seats)

• DeLena Ciamacco, 50, 4531 E. Walnut St., Westerville

• Stewart L. Flaherty, 69, 4433 Smothers Road, Westerville

• Jan D. Heichel, 64, 5576 Santiago Blvd., Westerville

Genoa Township Trustee (six candidates, two open seats)

• Kevin Gainer, 57, 7117 Hemstead Road, Westerville

• Karl Gebhardt, 65, 6796 Regency Drive, Westerville

• Connie M. Goodman, 67, 7720 Marrisey Loop, Galena

• Mark Harmon, 62, 8088 Dunaway Lane, Westerville

• Michael Irwin, 65, 8330 Big Walnut Road, Westerville

• Renee Vaughan, 46, 6368 Mahogany Drive, Galena

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