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. Union Township - Fiscal OfficerJoseph TurnwaldParty: Non-partisanResidence: Road M17, Fort JenningsAge: 62Relevant experience: 21 years fiscal officer, Union TownshipEducation: Associate degree, Northwestern Business CollegeYears living in area: 39Major issues: Reduction and possible loss of local government funds from the state. Increased costs for road projects.