Several races for seats in local government for Gahanna and Jefferson and Mifflin townships will be decided Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Laurie A. Jadwin and Ryan P. Jolley are vying to become Gahanna's next mayor.
Jadwin of Pond Hollow Lane and Jolley of West Johnstown Road received the most votes in the May primary, which also featured council member Stephen Renner as a candidate, to advance to the November election.
Jadwin, 57, has been executive director of the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau since 2013. She has been an attorney since 1987.
Jolley, 36, works for the city in the Department of Public Service and Engineering. He is a former public school teacher, manager and small-business owner. He's also a former member of the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education and Gahanna City Council.
Five candidates are seeking one of three available at-large Gahanna City Council seats in the Nov. 5 election.
Incumbents Karen J. Angelou of Cannonade Court and Nancy R. McGregor of Academy Court are being challenged by Merisa Bowers of Higley Court, John M. Hicks of Helmbright Drive and Michael Hroncich of Gulf Stream Court.
Incumbent Brian Metzbower isn't running for reelection.
Angelou, 74, was first elected to Gahanna City Council 38 years ago as the Ward 2 council member. She has been an eight-year representative to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in music education from Capital University in 1967.
Bowers, 36, is a member of the Gahanna Moms Network, the Gahanna Foundation, the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce, among other organizations. She has a bachelor's degree with departmental honors from the University of Cincinnati, and graduated cum laude with a law degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Hicks, 45, is a certified public accountant and a member of Gahanna's Charter Review Committee, the Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council, the Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation Board and the city community improvement corporation. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Otterbein University.
Hroncich, 37, has 10 years of experience in accounting and finance. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio State University.
McGregor, 66, has served 12 years on City Council. She is a 35-year member of the Gahanna Historical Society and a volunteer innkeeper at the Lily Stone B&B. McGregor has a bachelor's degree in botany from Miami University and 40 hours of postgraduate hours from Ohio Dominican University.
Gahanna city attorney
Raymond Mularski and Tricia Sprankle are vying for the office of Gahanna city attorney Nov. 5.
Shane Ewald, who was elected city attorney in 2011, decided not to seek reelection.
Mularski, 60, is a resident of Creekside Green Drive who has served as Gahanna's prosecutor for more than 30 years. He received a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and a law degree from Ohio State University Law School.
Sprankle, 49, is a resident of Cordero Lane and has 20 years' experience dealing with complex business transactions and representing clients. She received her law degree and Latin Legum Magister in taxation from Capital University in addition to her bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from Wittenberg University.
Gahanna school board
Three candidates are vying for two open seats on the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education in the Nov. 5 election.
Incumbents Beryl Brown Piccolantonio of Riva Ridge Boulevard and Daphne Moehring of Lily Pond Court are being challenged by Jon Handler of Arcaro Drive.
Brown Piccolantonio, 42, has served as president of the board of education for almost four years, where she also serves as the district's legislative liaison and a member of the student learning and achievement committee. She received a law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, a bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican University and completed graduate work in Child Cognitive Development at Kent State University.
Handler, 41, has been a small-business owner for more than 10 years. He is a 1996 Bexley High School graduate and received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Kansas.
Moehring, 56, is a member of the G-J Education Foundation in addition to being a board member. Moehring has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in finance from Capital University.
In Jefferson Township, voters will see one candidate for the job of fiscal officer: Ken Jones.
Incumbent Mike Rowan is the only candidate seeking election as Jefferson Township trustee.
In the race for the seat of Mifflin Township fiscal officer, Rick Duff is the only candidate, given appointee Joe Spanovich is not running.
Richard J. Angelou is the only candidate for one seat on the Mifflin Township after challenger Michael J. Bridges Jr. withdrew.
Mifflin Township voters also will consider Issue 3, a proposed tax levy of 3 mills for police needs.
Franklin County levy
Local voters also will consider a countywide levy: a 3.1-mill, 10-year renewal levy for Franklin County Children Services that has been designated as Issue 10 by the board of elections.
The 3.1-mill renewal levy is expected to generate more than $85.6 million annually, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The levy will cost homeowners about $84.50 per $100,000 in property valuation, and it is collecting at an effective rate of 2.76 mills, according to the Franklin County Auditor's Office.
Military and overseas voting began Sept. 20; early in-person voting and absentee voting for others began Oct. 8.
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