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. Beaverdam - MayorRoberta J. Beemer (incumbent)Party: Non-partisanResidence: South Lima Street, BeaverdamAge: 63Relevant experience: Have held mayor’s position since 2006.Education: Graduate of Columbus Grove High SchoolYears living in area: Lived in Beaverdam 41 yearsMajor issues: Continue to make improvements within the village.