Columbus voters will decide winners from a full slate of candidates for city attorney, city auditor, city council and school board.

Residents will cast their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 7, for Zach Klein or Don Kline -- each looking to replace Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr., who has been serving in that position since 2003.

Klein, the Democratic president of Columbus City Council, will face Kline, a Republican, in the general election, although all city races are technically nonpartisan.

Klein lives in Clintonville, and Kline, a criminal-defense attorney in private practice, lives on the West Side.

Democrat Megan Kilgore and Republican Bob Mealy will seek to replace retiring Hugh Dorrian, who has been city auditor since 1969.

Kilgore of Berwick is a private municipal adviser to governments throughout the country for HJ Umbaugh & Associates.

Mealy lives on the Far Northeast Side. A retired businessman, he is founder and current CEO of Mealy Enterprises.

There are seven people running for three seats on the seven-member City Council. Of those candidates are Democratic incumbents Priscilla Tyson of Eastmoor, Shannon Hardin of the Near East Side and Mitchell Brown of the Far East Side.

They will face two Democrats, Jasmine Ayers of Northland and Will Petrik of Franklinton, who also will appear on the ballot with independent Kieran Cartharn, also of Northland, who was endorsed by the Franklin County GOP. Write-in candidate Joe Motil of Clintonville also is running.

Six people are running for three seats on the Columbus City School District Board of Education.

They are Michael Cole of Whitman Road, who is an educator; Amy Harkins of Kanawha Avenue, a business development director; Dominic Paretti of South Pear Street, a member of the legislative staff for the Ohio House of Representatives; Ramona Reyes of Industry Drive; Erin Upchurch of South Fifth Street, a social worker and educator; and Abby Vaile of Fairlawn Drive, a teacher.

For election results and recaps Tuesday night, Nov. 7, check out ThisWeek's Election Night Live at ThisWeek


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