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Candidates seeking school board seats

Fort Wayne Community Schools board member Lisa Olinger did not file her candidacy to retain the at-large seat in the November election.

Three of Olinger’s fellow board members, however, are planning to run for re-election, including Mark GiaQuinta, Julia Hollingsworth and Jordan Lebamoff.

Friday was the filing deadline for open school board positions. The positions are non-partisan.

The following candidates are seeking election in Allen County’s four school districts. Incumbents are indicated by an asterisk.


At-large: Anne Duff, Mark GiaQuinta*, Jeannette Jaquish

District 1: Julia Hollingsworth*

District 4: Jordan Lebamoff*


District 1R: Timothy Hines, Luray Riggle, Jennifer Runestad

District 2E: Richard Allgeier, Leland Etzler, Monica Lashure, Leland Etzler

District 3E: Paulette Nellems, Stephen Terry, Sr.*, Robert Wafford, Kerri Zurbuch.

•William Hartman*, District 1R and Neil Reynolds*, District 2F, did not file for re-election


District 4 at-large: (two seats) Ronald Felger*, Elizabeth Hathaway, Mary Wysong*, Thomas Utley

District 3: John Hilger*


District 1: Doug Copley, Tom Rhodes

District 2: Jennifer Couch, Holly Glick*

•Tim Loomis*, District 1, is not seeking re-election