PLSD, Pickerington & Violet Candidates

To help the community get to know the men and women running for office in the November 2, 2021 election, Pickerington Online will be publishing profile stories for each candidate throughout October.

Early voting has already begun at the Fairfield County Board of Elections office at 951 Liberty Drive in Lancaster. The office’s hours vary so please check their website for more details.

To vote via an absentee ballot, please download the ballot here then follow the instructions on the form. It must be postmarked no later than November 1.

The deadline to register to vote for the November 2 election was October 4.


Pickerington City Council Candidate video from the Pickerington Chamber of Commerce. Candidates who chose to participate: Tony Barletta, Kevin Kemper & Cornelius McGrady

City of Pickerington Council candidates (Four spots):
Tony Barletta
Kevin Kemper
Bob McCracken
Cornelius McGrady
Jaclyn Rohaly
Thomas Romine
Tricia Sanders


Violet Township Trustee Candidate Video from the Pickerington Chamber of Commerce. Candidates who chose to participate: Shelby Hunt, Mark Matthews & Melissa Wilde

Violet Township Trustee candidates (Two spots):
Terry Dunlap
Shelby Hunt
Mark Matthews
Lori Sanders
Melissa Wilde


Pickerington Local School Board Candidate Video from the Pickerington Chamber of Commerce. Candidates who chose to participate: Vanessa Hayes-Williams, Mark Hensen, Ryan Holstine, Christian Johnson & Charles Newman

Pickerington School Board candidates (Three spots):
Vanessa Hayes-Williams
Mark Hensen
Ryan Holstine
Christian Johnson
Clay Lopez
Charles Newman
Vanessa Niekamp
J.D. Postage


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