Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford was among 10 people who applied by today s 4 p.m. deadline for the Toledo Board of Education seat vacated by Deborah Barnett.
The other people who applied for the seat are:
Richard Brown III, a declared candidate for the school board in the November election who is a staff auditor for Toledo City Council overseeing the city s sewer overhaul project.
Francis Dumbuya, owner of Personnel, Achievement, and Professional Development, LLC., a company in the Old West End that provides development in educational management.
Carolyn Eyre, a community liaison for Bible Temple Worship Center who ran unsuccessfully last year against State Rep. Edna Brown for Ohio House District 48.
Patricia Henry, president of the City of Toledo Civil Service Commission.
Ethan Ogle, a biology teacher at Waite High School who said he is resigning from teaching on June 7.
Willie S. Oliver, a retired Scott High School guidance counselor and track coach.
Lisa Sobecki, a declared candidate for the school board in the November election, president of the Ottawa River Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization, chairman of the district s Parent Congress, and a member of Point Place Educational Task Force.
Nick Wichowski, a Republican who ran against Mr. Finkbeiner for mayor in 1997 and nearly defeated him.
The district also received a letter fax yesterday from Delores Louise Walker, who purported to be a 22-year public school teacher and a four-year college adjunct professor in the Jackson State [Mississippi] College of Education.
Ms. Walker could not be reached for comment at her Mississippi home or office. To be eligible to be appointed to the seat, a person must live in the school district. It was unclear if Ms. Walker either lived or owned property in the district. Her letter listed a Jackson post office box.
The school board plans to meet Tuesday to review the candidates.
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