By Whitney Vickers
FAIRBORN — Terry Burkert, Marilyn McCauley and Tim Steininger were elected to fill three available seats on Fairborn City Council Nov. 3 in a race between four candidates, including Clinton Allen, Burkert, McCauley and Steininger.
Allen established 22.50 percent of all votes, Burkert held 24.77 percent of votes, McCauley led with 28.82 percent of the total votes and Steininger had 23.91 percent of all votes.
Burkert grew up in Illinois, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force upon graduating high school in 1969. He spent his four years of enlistement stationed at varying parts of the world, but later found himself at WPAFB, and decided to call Fairborn home after receiving honorable discharge in 1973. He started his civilian career at WPAFB in 1974, retired in civil service in 2001 and currently works for a contractor at WPAFB.
He stays involved in the community by serving as the chairman on the Mayor’s Beautification Committee, volunteering his time and attending several city-held events, including acting as Santa Claus for the downtown Christmas events.
“I attend council meetings and citizens’ forums regularly and volunteers at Fairborn’s Christmas in Action … ,” he wrote. “I regularly attends most Fairborn functions, such as the Third of July Block Party, August Sweet Corn Festival … September Car Show and Heels for Heroes Charity race.”
McCauley retired from the federal government after 32 years of work relating to financial and project performance management. She earned her BSA from WSU and an MSA from Central Michigan University. She owns McManagement Group, a consulting business, and has served on Fairborn City Council for four years with one being the deputy mayor. She additionally co-chaired the Fairborn 9-11 Monument Committee, and has served on numerous non-profit boards within the county.
“I am the right candidate for Fairborn City Council because of the capabilities I can bring to the table. My education degrees, BSA and MSA in business management, has provided me with the tools to understand business, projects, performance, cost analysis and other business aspects of city business,” she wrote
Her priorities include economic development and efficiant code enforcement to eliminate blighted buildings from the community.
Steininger moved to Fairborn in 1986, and became an active citizen early-on, starting with serving as an officer in the Fairborn High School Marching Band parent support group and continuing by being active for milage efforts for the school district and local police and fire departments. He later served on the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Fairborn Planning Board, and supports the local YMCA. He was appointed to council in 2011, and currently works at the State of Ohio Computer Center. He holds a BA in human sciences, MA in human development and an education specialist degree.
“Experience, teamwork, collaboration and vision … I am running again to make Fairborn the ‘place of choice’ to live, work and play in the Miami Valley,” he wrote. “I want to continue the great teamwork and progress started that will grow Fairborn together.”