Former council member Brian Wisniewski, incumbent Crystal Hicks and Nick Derksen were elected to seats on Pickerington City Council in a five-candidate race in the Nov. 5 election.

Hicks will retain the seat she was appointed to in June 2018, and Wisniewski and Derksen will replace Mike Sabatino and Jerry Dailey, who both chose not to seek reelection.

According to unofficial final results from the Fairfield County Board of Elections,  Wisniewski received 1,549 votes (24.5%), Hicks had 1,468 (23.2%) and Derksen had 1,237 (19.5%). Kevin Kemper received 1,125 (17.8%) and William Reed had 951 (15%).

Pickerington school board

In a five-way race for two Pickerington school board seats, incumbent Keith Kristoff was reelected and former board member Cathy Olsheski won the other seat.

According to unofficial final results from the Fairfield County Board of Elections, Kristoff received 2,722 votes (25.6%) and Olshefski had 2,246 (21.2%). Christian Johnson received 2,128 votes (20.1%), Barry Sutherland had 2,053 (19.3%) and Tezlyn Reardon had 1,467 (13.8%).

Violet Township fiscal officer

Another board seat could open up because of the results in the race for Violet Township fiscal officer.

According to unofficial final results from the Fairfield County Board of Elections, Pickerington school board member Vanessa Niekamp was elected as Violet Township's fiscal officer in a four-candidate race. She received 1,923 votes (38.1%), Dan Griscom had 1,353 (26.7%), Peggy Portier 942 (18.6%) and Jennifer Clemens 841 (16.6%). 

Niekamp will become fiscal officer April 1.

The post is held by Brian Sauer, who chose not to seek reelection. His term expires March 31.

Uncontested races

Pickerington Mayor Lee Gray and Violet Township trustee Darrin Monhollen ran unopposed for reelection to their offices.

Incumbent Pickerington council member Jaclyn Rohaly ran unopposed for a council term that will expire Dec. 31, 2021. She was appointed to the seat in February by Gray.

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