WEST BRANCH Board of education

Four candidates are running for three seats. An (*) denotes incumbent:
Age: 53. Home: 14503 Duck Creek Road, Salem.Employment: United High School guidance counselor since 1972.Education: University of Akron, master's degree, 1973; Malone College, bachelor's degree, 1970; West Branch High School graduate, 1966; West Branch BOE since 1995; and 1974-1993.Family: Wife, Corrine; two children.Priority: "To keep West Branch held in high regard throughout the area. We have a state-funded building program, and we need new buildings to have educationally-sound facilities for the new century."
Age: 42. Home: 4705 Homeworth Road, Homeworth. Employment: SMS Demag, Inc., sales manager of cold rolling division since 1995; West Branch BOE member, 1998 to present, 1994-97.Education: Mount Union College, bachelor's in mathematics and physics, 1981; West Branch High School graduate, 1977.Family: Wife, Amy; four children.Priority: "With four children in the district, I have a vested interest in the West Branch Schools to see that all children are afforded the best possible education. We have a great administration and staff, and the next four years will be very exciting as we embark on building our new schools."
Age: 71. Home: 26009 Georgetown Road, Homeworth.Employment: Retired; tool and die maker, 36 years; West Branch BOE member, 15 years.Education: Louisville High School graduate.Family: Wife, Evelyn; six children.Priority: "To keep West Branch students at a high academic level and to try to give the West Branch community the academics and facilities we can for the money they have provided."
Did not respond to The Vindicator questionnaire.