Meet the Candidates

For Bellefontaine City Council:

VICTOR GEIB (President)

Victor Geib has provided services to private and governmental agencies for Individuals with Development Disabilities since 1976. Victor has experience assisting persons in group home settings, county boards of Developmental Disabilities, with over 28 years in Administration. His expertise ranges in areas of public relations, expansion of services, team leadership, finance; housing development, and individual and family supports. Victor has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University; and a Masters of Science with emphasis in General Administration through Central Michigan University.

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CAROL ADKINS (2nd ward)

W. Carol Adkins is a 30-year resident of Bellefontaine, providing mental health services to Bellefontaine, Logan County and surrounding communities. She is familiar with mental health/illness and addiction, and provides emergency interventions to companies and police departments. As a City Council member, Ms. Adkins will work for all residents striving for transparency, fairness and equality.

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KIMBERLY ARAKI (at large)

Kimberly is married, works full time for Honda, and likes cooking for her family, taking her girls to the park, and would love to someday design children’s toys. She believes in rights for all people, and would love to see regional TV stations made clearer locally via antennae. She also believes that rank-choice voting should be explored.

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DAN BRANSON (3rd ward, Write-in)

Dan is a lifelong resident of Logan County, having graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 1977. He’s volunteered with Honda Heros, participated in the Great Miami River cleanup, and has delivered and served meals for the Methodist Church and the Lutheran Church.

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MARK COOPER (at large)

Mark Cooper enjoys spending time with his wife Stacie of 29 years, and with his family. You can often catch Mark working behind the scenes at the City Schools, American Legion, and other community events. It is Mark’s goal for this community to keep striving to be better without losing the sight of its past.

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KATELYN ROBY (1st ward)

Katelyn Roby is a Bellefontaine native and hoping to discover ways she can contribute to the growth of her local community. Her current position is Human Resources Coordinator with NEX Transport, and she’s taught 4th grade English at Urbana City Schools. She enjoys participating in and supporting shows at the Holland Theatre, and volunteering for the National Air Defense Radar Museum.

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PRESTON ROGAN (4th ward)

Preston grew up in Bellefontaine, graduating from Bellefontaine High School. He and his wife has one daughter, and will proudly raise her here. Bellefontaine helped mold him into the person that he became, and he looks forward to being a part of the solutions for the community.

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RAY SWISHER (at large)

Ray has served First Lutheran Church on church council for many years, and is currently the Vice President of the Bellefontaine Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. He volunteers at the Holland Theatre, being on the property committee. He’s been married for 31 years and has 2 sons and 10 grandchildren. His hobbies include working on classic cars and collecting model trains.

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Don’t forget! ELECTION DAY is NOVEMBER 2, 2021.

To find out what your voting status is, go to https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit.