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. Wapakoneta - MayorRodney Metz (incumbent)Party: DemocratResidence: Hoopengarner Street, WapakonetaAge: 52Relevant experience: 18 years on city council. Four years as Mayor of Wapakoneta.Education: Graduate of Wapakoneta High School and Apollo Career Center.Years living in area: Lifetime resident of Wapakoneta.Major issues: General funding. This is the fund the City of Wapakoneta pays the police dept. and firefighters, also is where the majority of the street improvement and maintenance money comes from. The general fund is reducing in it’s gross income due to reducing income tax dollars. Wapakoneta is better than some other communities in our financial contributions to the general fund.