On Nov. 7, voters opted to re-elect incumbent Bexley Board of Education members Marlee A. Snowdon and John C. Barno and welcome newcomer Michelle Mineo.
The field of candidates also included incumbent Alissha M. Mitchell and challengers April M. Walsh and Tracey Parsons.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections showed Snowdon was the top vote-getter with 1,873 votes followed by Mineo with 1,845, Barno with 1,530, Mitchell with1,478, Walsh with 1,327 votes and Parsons with 960, or 21, 20, 17, 16, 15 and 11 percent respectively.
Snowdon, 49, an attorney, was previously re-elected in 2013 for a second term on the board. She served as its president for two years. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern California and a law degree from the Pepperdine University College of Law.
Snowdon said her experience was one factor that contributed to her reelection.
“I’m certainly appreciative for the votes. … I had the most experience on the board,” she said. “I spent a lot of my time working on becoming a better board member. I think that probably was one of the things that resonated with voters. I’m very involved in the community, the entire community, so people see me regularly and have an opportunity to discuss things with me, so that may have contributed to my success.”
Barno, 48, an attorney, was elected to a four-year term in 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science from Heidelberg University and a law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Mineo, 48 is a speech therapist and yoga teacher. She holds a master’s degree in speech pathology from Miami University. She and her husband have three children.