The Lima News sent questionnaires to every candidate in races 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 yet. We continue to receive more questionnaires every day, so check back here soon to see the latest submitted answers.
[image#1, align=left, size=thumbnail] AUDITOR
Michael T. Bacon (incumbent)
Residence: South Rangeline Road, Dunkirk
Relevant experience: Auditor since March 1995; chief deputy auditor for City of Kenton for 11-plus years; one term on Hardin Northern school board, including one year as board president
Education: Graduated from Hardin Northern High School; bachelor’s degree in accounting from Findlay College
Years living in area: 49
Major issues: Major issues include the state’s next biennial budget and possible cuts in local government funding, personal property tax loss reimbursements and real estate rollbacks and how they will affect the county’s financial situation.
Candidates: Hardin County Auditor