Each general election, The Lima News provides this section profiling the candidates and issues. The Lima News sent questionnaires to every candidate in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties for this election section. Candidates had the opportunity to give biographical information and discuss major issues in their races. Candidates also had an option to submit a photograph. Only names and residences identify candidates who did not return a questionnaire. Ottawa Township - TrusteeBrad T. EllerbrockParty: Non-partisanResidence: South Thomas Street, OttawaJames LeopoldParty: Non-partisanResidence: Road 11, OttawaDean RosengartenParty: Non-partisanResidence: Road 7D, LeipsicAge: 50Relevant experience: Served on township zoning board for 10 yearsEducation: High school diploma; four years of vocational school; Journeyman in carpenter; Journeyman in millwright.Years living in area: 50Major issues: I guarantee to save the township over $43,000 by not accepting the health insurance. I will strive to satisfy the people in the township by addressing issues on road maintenance.
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