Canal Winchester Voters Guide


Canal Winchester City Council
(Vote for four)

Laurie Amick, 7596 Jenkins Drive, Canal Winchester


Occupation: Information technology manger with Nationwide Insurance Company. (retired).
Education, military, and/or political experience: Information Technology Manager – Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (retired). Twenty plus year career in leadership across long term strategic planning, financial and operational management of multi-million dollar portfolios, project leadership and delivery, contract negotiations and peer collaboration for a Fortune 100 company. Serving as vice-chair and volunteer for Canal Winchester Human Services. Engaged in community forums and constituents’ conversations.
Goals if elected: I would be a champion for innovation and balanced forward thinking as it applies to economic development of our city. Focus on comprehensive and long-term planning driven by full collaboration between city leaders, residents, and local businesses. Establish guiding principles for growth management and use those principles and available data as our compass when making decisions. Promote transparency and community engagement in go forward planning whenever possible.

Jill Amos, 59 N. Trine St., Canal Winchester


Occupation: None listed.
Education, military, and/or political experience: I currently serve the Canal Winchester community as a member of city council. I host monthly community engagement meetings to get community opinions and to help answer questions or concerns. I serve with community groups including the CW Area Historical Society and the CW Human Services Organization.
Goals if elected: I have helped to bring curbside recycling, a hands-free driving ordinance, stronger residential standards, and community engagement events to our residents. As we move forward with the development of the 20+ year plan, I want to ensure that our community continues to have a voice in its future.

Chuck Carpenter, 59 John Anne Circle, Canal Winchester
Occupation: Retired. Westchester Golf Course.
Education, military, and/or political experience: Attended Otterbein College. Small business owner. Management and sales in the publishing and printing industries. Served on the Canal Winchester Charter Review Committee. Served on the Canal Winchester Labor Day Committee.
Goals if elected: Support business development that supports both schools and community while maintaining the character of downtown. Be advocate for CWJRD and the makeit a more effective organization. Support and pass D.O.R.A. Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area. Safety study to make sure C.W. has proper coverage for police and fire.
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Chloe Green, 185 Groveport Road 6B, Canal Winchester


Occupation: Assistant Director/Lead Preschool Teacher at It Takes A Village Early Education Center
Education, military, and/or political experience: I graduated from high school at 16, currently hold my Child Development Associate, and am a student at Franklin University. I’m an ordained minister, assistant director and lead preschool teacher at It Takes a Village Early Education Center. During the pandemic, I’ve helped feed over 2000 local families through my church’s food pantry.
Goals if elected: I will incentivize business development that serves the needs of families, public-private partnerships, and explore the feasibility of Canal Winchester having its own small police force. I will also support well-maintained city services, lower taxes, quality education, and parents having the ability to make choices for their children.

Brandon Hord, 6462 Hemmingford Drive, Canal Winchester


Occupation: Risk Management / Compliance with KEMBA Financial Credit Union.
Education, military, and/or political experience: Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science and Master of Arts degree in History from BGSU, I work in Risk Management/Compliance at KEMBA Financial Credit Union, Author of local history book “Along the Sandusky River,” Canal Winchester Lions Club member,
Goals if elected: I will work to attract economic development that is tied to a community centered city plan, implement long term solutions to improve public safety so that residents feel safe and secure, and increase transparency in city decision making to make it more accessible and responsive to resident’s concerns and needs.

Patrick Shea, 140 Kramer St., Canal Winchester
Occupation: Vice President at Cam Logistics.
Education, military, and/or political experience: Bachelor’s from Ohio University, Master’s from Wright State University. I am a partner in a local small business. I am responsible for sales and operations. Girl dad to two amazing young women, and teacher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish the last eight years.
Goals if elected: I will work diligently on issues on public safety, crime, and recreation for all ages. I have lived and worked in Canal Winchester for 18 years and love this city. I would like to give back to a town that has given their mother and I a wonderful place to raise our daughters.

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Ashley Ward, 7516 Heffley Court, Canal Winchester

Occupation: Engineering Manager with the State of Ohio.
Education, military, and/or political experience: I have two Bachelor of Science degrees from The Ohio State University: one in Environmental Science and one in Chemical Engineering. I have worked for the State of Ohio for the past nine years. Before that, I worked for Lexmark in their Research and Development Department.
Goals if elected: If elected, I intend to facilitate smart development, increase safety and place more emphasis on public participation and transparency. We need to think about what we want our City to look like long-term and create a development plan to get us to where we want to be.
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Canal Winchester board of education
(Three seats open)

Vangela Barnes, 6780 Lehman Road, Canal Winchester
Occupation: Self-employed project manager
Education, military, and/or political experience: Notre Dame High School graduate1983, Portsmouth; DeVry Institute of Technology Bachelors of science 1986, Columbus.
Goals if elected: Expand teacher retention through competitive salaries. Invest in building a new school field house facility. Increase student awareness of career choices and partner with local businesses for hiring opportunities. Improve teacher and parental awareness of IEP student needs. Re-evaluate funding to eliminate pay of pay.

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Dave George, 11111 Pheasant Run Place NW, Canal Winchester
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Monika Talley, 6779 Winbarr Way, Canal Winchester


Occupation: Court Manager, Child Support Services with Franklin County Domestic Relations & Juvenile Court. Held positions in government over the past 18 years; most experience at the Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency, as Paternity Coordinator and Support Officer; now oversees court child support services for Family Court.
Education, military, and/or political experience: • Doctoral candidate, Walden University: Public Administration & Public Policy with a Specialization in Law; Executive Master of Public Administration, Ohio University, Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs; Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Psychology & Women’s Studies, Ohio State University; Selected to serve on the GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-role Skills) Program Advisory Board, Tolles Career & Technical Center… (exceeded 50 word limit)
Goals if elected: As a family and child advocate who has had the pleasure of serving on the board for two years, I would continue to ensure that the district is responsibly managed well, considering health and safety to be a priority in order to keep students in school five days a week. I support student and staff empowerment programs and would allocate resources to promote educating the whole child, academically, socially, and emotionally, while promoting transparency and encouraging equity and inclusion in all aspects of school administration.

Madison Township trustee
(Vote for two)

Katherine Chipps, 3346 Sundale Road, Columbus


Occupation: CEO (small business owner) Co-Own Friday’s Creations & Grassroots Strategies, Print & Design
Education, military, and/or political experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Ohio Dominican University; Employment history: Aide – Ohio Senate, Director of Regional Services – Ohio Secretary of State, Policy Director – Clean Fuels Ohio, CEO- Grassroots Strategies and Friday’s Creations.
Goals if elected: I would like to work on gaining grant funding to improve the roads in our neighborhoods in the unincorporated areas of the township. I will work with our Police and Fire Departments to ensure the safety of our neighborhoods, and to get the needed equipment and manpower they need.

John Kershner, 4887 Winchester Pike Columbus


Occupation: Technology professional.
Education, military, and/or political experience: Groveport Madison graduate (1982). Ohio Institute of Photography & Technology graduate (1985). Army Reserve Artillery Chief of Section and trained leadership instructor. 2nd Vice American Legion. President, Canal Winchester Groveport Rotary. Past president of Groveport Madison School board. Founder of a successful technology company. Volunteer director of a local food pantry.
Goals if elected: As a long-time homeowner in Madison Township, I share your concerns about safety, property values, code enforcement, and Township services. That’s why I’ll work hard to ensure our tax dollars are wisely spent, expenses are appropriate and necessary, proper oversight is ensured, and that excellent services are provided.

Deborah Miller, 5102 Zimmer Drive, Columbus


Occupation: Retired.
Education, military, and/or political experience: I am a graduate of Central High School, with college courses in Interpersonal Communications. Retired from McGraw-Hill Publishing after 25 years as an Executive Coordinator. Currently serving as a board member for the Center of Groveport Madison Human Needs.
Goals if elected: Bring the voice back to the people. Building a strong police department by adding headcount. Work with the Public Works Department to improve roads. Build trust between the township and its residents.

John Pritchard, 4887 Bay Grove Court, Groveport


Occupation: Attorney with The Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency.
Education, military, and/or political experience: Canal Winchester High School, 1988; Ohio State University, 1993; Capital University Law School 2001; U.S. Army 2003-2010; Army J.A.G. Officer; Served in Afghanistan 2005; Meritorious Service, earned Combat Action Badge; Madison Township Trustee 2000-03, 2017-present.
Goals if elected: Continue to provide outstanding safety services to the residents of Madison Township, Groveport, and Canal Winchester. Stay on track with our strategic plan to continue investing in equipment, vehicles, and training for our township fire and police departments ensuring outstanding service to our residents. Remain a good steward of your tax dollars with ongoing efforts to seek out grant opportunities and matching funds for public works equipment and road improvement.


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