Bexley City Council incumbents Lori Ann Feibel and Richard Sharp and newcomer Monique Lampke were elected Nov. 7 from a slate that also included incumbent Deneese Owen.
With all precincts reporting, unofficial election results from the Franklin County Board of Elections indicate that Feibel received 2,841 votes, followed by Lampke with 2,312, Sharp with 1,995 and Owen with 1,926, or 31, 25, 22 and 21 percent, respectively.
Feibel, 48, was elected to a four-year term in 2013 and is chairwoman of council’s Strategic Committee. She holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and taught middle school social studies before being elected to council.
“I think the community knows that my heart is in the right place, that I love to be a community builder and that I care about our community,” Feibel said about her reelection campaign. “I think I worked really hard on the campaign. More importantly, I’ve really been out in the community. I’ve spent a lot of time with citizens, getting to know them, what their concerns are and letting them know that I care.”
Lampke, 45, is an attorney and professor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a juris doctor degree from Ohio State University. She has taught at Capital University, Ohio Dominican University and the University of Dayton School of Law.
Lampke said she attributes her election to “the Bexley residents making informed decisions about candidates that have integrity, plus good old-fashioned grassroots campaigning.”
Lampke said she looks forward to getting to work on the issues she addressed during her campaign, such as ensuring Bexley police have necessary resources.
“My first priority will always be keeping Bexley safe as possible and increasing communications to our residents so that they feel included,” she said.
Sharp, 55, who operates The BEAT shuttle service, joined council in 2010 and served as council president in 2014 and 2015. He serves as Safety Committee chairman. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Capital University.
Sharp said voters may have responded to the perspectives he brings to various issues facing the city, even if they sometimes differ from those of his fellow council members.
“I think it’s due to my quiet support for the community and being involved in different ways,” he said. “I think people responded maybe to my diversity of thought compared to some of the other council members and trying to include alternative viewpoints.”