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. Palmer Township - Fiscal OfficerRoger H. NieseParty: Non-partisanResidence: Road B, LeipsicAge: 50Relevant experience: 28 years accounting and business experienceEducation: 4 year bachelor of science degree in accounting. Certified public accountantYears living in area: 50Major issues: Maintaining the roads and ditches is the biggest concern of the township. The most important issue is having adequate finances to support all the major projects set forth in the budget. Applying for eligible grant money from the state is one avenue the township should pursue whenever possible.