Residents of three of Delaware's four wards will select their City Council representatives for the next four years this week, and Sunbury, Big Walnut Local School District and Galena residents have choices to make, too.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Polls in Delaware County will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Delaware City Council

In Delaware's Second Ward, incumbent Lisa Keller and challengers Mike Rush and Stephen Tackett are vying for the seat.

Keller, an 11-year council member, lives on Harmony Drive and is a small-business owner.

Rush lives on Canal Street. He serves on the city parks and recreation advisory board and the city's new comprehensive steering committee. He is a site quality management systems coordinator for Vertiv (FKA Emerson Network Power).

Tackett is a resident of Saratoga Street and is a senior airman bioenvironmental engineer with the 121st Air Refueling Wing's medical unit at Rickenbacker Air Force Base.

Newcomers Cory Hoffman and George McNab are candidates for the Third Ward seat. Incumbent Jim Browning did not seek reelection.

Hoffman lives on Dogwood Drive and is general counsel and tax attorney at Pinnacle CPA Advisory Group Inc.

McNab calls Treeline Way home and is a legislative liaison in Ohio.

In another race that will see a newcomer replace an incumbent, Drew Farrell and Sarah JanTausch are candidates for the Fourth Ward seat.

Incumbent Kyle Rohrer, the unopposed candidate for Delaware Municipal Court judge, is not seeking reelection.

Farrell lives on West Lincoln Avenue and is a teacher with Westerville City Schools.

JanTausch lives on West Lincoln Avenue and is a development director for Turning Point, a Marion-based nonprofit that aids victims of domestic violence in six counties, including Delaware.

Big Walnut school board

Three candidates are running for two available seats on the Big Walnut school board.

Sherri Dorsch and Stephen Fujii are challenging incumbent Andrew Wecker.

Dorsch lives on Gingerfield Way in Sunbury and is a tax manager at Maloney and Novotny LLC, Delaware.

Fujii lives on Mirliton Court in Galena and is a senior director for impact and improvement at Battelle for Kids.

Wecker lives on Patrick Road in Sunbury. A lawyer, he practices business and real-estate law with Manos, Martin and Pergram in Delaware.

Liana Lee also is running unopposed for a two-year term on the board.

Galena mayor

In Galena, Mayor Tom Hopper is hoping to fend off a challenge from Jill Love.

Hopper, who lives on Harrison Street, has represented Galena for more than 24 years on the Delaware County Regional Planning Commission and has served on a number of Big Walnut Local School District committees.

Love is a resident of Caleb's Court. She is a vice president of sales for Keriton, handling neonatal intensive care unit feeding management software.

Sunbury issues

Sunbury voters will be asked to approve the village's first charter, which acts as a "constitution" for cities, defining the government's roles.

The charter is needed, Sunbury officials have said, because they expect the village to become a city after the 2020 census. By Ohio law, a village automatically becomes a city when it has 5,000 residents.

Sunbury's Community Library has placed a renewal of its 1-mill property-tax levy on the ballot. The issue will be decided by voters in the Big Walnut Local School District.

Library director Chauncey Montgomery said the levy will cost residential homeowners about $31 annually per $100,000 of appraised property value. That's the same rate at which the levy was first collected in 2009.

Unopposed races

A number of local races are unopposed, including Delaware City Council's First Ward seat, Delaware school board, Sunbury mayor and Village Council, and Galena Village Council.

For more information about the election, including searchable sample ballots, polling locations and identification requirements, visit boardofelections.co.delaware.oh.us.

Look online at ThisWeekNEWS.com/Elections for candidates and issues coverage and go to ThisWeekNEWS.com for Election Night Live results and recaps Tuesday night, Nov. 5.

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