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. Kenton - 1st Ward CouncilTeresa StyerParty: IndependentResidence: East Columbus Street, KentonAge: 34Relevant experience: I have no political background.Education: Kenton High School, 1995; B.S. in Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1999Years living in area: I was born and raised in Kenton. I moved to Columbus for four years while I was in college, and then lived in Ostrander for one year before moving back to Kenton with my husband in 2000.Major issues: I am simply a long-time citizen of Kenton who is ready to become more involved in the inner workings of our community. My husband and I are raising are family here and we are productive members of society who plan on being here for many years to come. I am one of many members of this city who is looking out for the best interests of the community, and hope that being a part of the Kenton City Council will enable me to do so on a larger scale.