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. Pleasant Township - Fiscal OfficerKelly BartzParty: Non-partisanResidence: Van Wert-Willshire Road, Van WertAge: 54Relevant experience: Former treasurer of Van Wert United Methodist Cooperative Ministry. I have worked at the Van Wert County Courthouse for the past 11 years and am presently the secretary/clerk for the Common Pleas Probation Office.Education: Lincolnview High School graduate. Completed various computer courses in office programs.Years living in area: 34 years in Pleasant Township. Life long resident of Van Wert County.Major issues: I wish to expand my present government knowledge and experience by responsibly serving the citizens of Pleasant Township.Paul DixonParty: Non-partisanResidence: Emerson Road, Van WertAge: 51Relevant experience: 25+ years partner in company providing software applications to county government; Former assistant treasurer at Van Wert City SchoolsEducation: Degree of associate of applied business, Wright State UniversityYears living in area: Lifelong Van Wert County residentMajor issues: My education and work experience has prepared me to continue to provide the level of service that Pleasant Township is accustomed to receiving.