Justice writes "
The three open seats on the Grandview
school board will result in five candidates banging on your doors and
asking for your vote. This list may change as signatures are
John Kessler is a Deputy Chief at the
Ohio DNR. He was appointed to the board in January 2009 and now must
run to retain his seat.
Dan Headapohl was a former city council
member and council president. He works as a Real Estate Asset Manager
for the City of Columbus.
Mary-Kathleen Clifford is a lawyer with
ten years experience, not much about her on the net.
Thomas F. Hayes is another lawyer,
specializing in criminal defense. He defends all kinds of criminal
charges, and is listed on the website sbsdefense.com as an
experienced defender for those charged with the crime of "Shaken
Grant Douglass is the President of
Hanlin Rainaldi Construction. This was the firm that did the
construction on the artificial turf for the high school. He is a
former GH Touchdown Club president. In 2003 he was chairman of the
Ohio Historical Society board. In 2008 when the school board was
considering changes to the Code of Conduct Mr. Douglass spoke in
opposition to the rule that penalizes students who attend (but don't
drink) at parties where alcohol is used.
This will be the first school board
election in decades without a long term incumbent. Gary Heydinger and
Anita Keller chose not to run, Kessler was appointed to fill in for
McLeod after her mid-term resignation.