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. Putnam County Educational Service Center - Board memberWilliam F. GoeckeParty: Non-partisanResidence: Carlings Avenue, GlandorfMarilyn M. WeberParty: Non-partisanResidence: Saddlebrook Court, OttawaRelevant experience: I have enjoyed serving the Putnam County ESC board for 11 years offering the best services to all the children in Putnam County.Education: Graduate of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School; Graduate of Toledo Diocesean Ministry ProgramYears living in area: Life long residentMajor issues: Adequate funding is a major issue. Perhaps the most important responsibility of a school board is to employ a superintendent and to hold him responsible for managing the school in accordance with the school board policies. Our superintendent keeps us informed and I am thrilled to have Dr. Jan Osborn as our superintendent. We have great Putnam County schools.