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. Noble Township - Fiscal OfficerSteve SchampParty: Non-partisanResidence: Lock 14 Road, St. MarysAge: 53Relevant experience: Township trustee, 1997 to 2004; Township fiscal officer, 2004 to presentEducation: St. Marys Memorial High School, 1976; The Ohio State University, B.S. in agriculture, 1981Years living in area: 53Major issues: My goals are to maintain an accurate set of financial records for the township, while keeping our township fiscally stable due to reduced revenues from tangible personal property tax and local government funding and the elimination of inheritance tax revenues, while costs for township services and road maintenance are increasing.