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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]Jim Zehringer (incumbent)

Party: Republican

Residence: Watkins Road, Fort Recovery

Age: 57

Campaign Web site: www.zehringer.com

Relevant experience: One term as Mercer County commissioner, two terms as state representative

Education: Fort Recovery High School

Years living in area: 57

Major issues: I want to bring jobs back to Ohio. We need to reduce the size of government and eliminate the “death tax.”

On the local level, Grand Lake will be my No. 1 priority.

Candidates: Ohio House of Representatives, 77th District
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