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. Alger - MayorDavid AllenParty: Non-partisanResidence: Smith Street, AlgerJoyce Harris (incumbent)`Party: Non-partisanResidence: East Shadley Street, AlgerAge: 51Relevant experience: Was elected in 2007 as a council member and have been mayor since August 2011.Education: High school graduateYears living in area: Have lived in Hardin County all my life. Have lived in Alger a total of 15 years.Major issues: Closely monitor village finances so that all will be spent wisely for everyone’s benefit. Working on abandoned properties and enforcing village ordinances. Continue the progress a the Alger Community Park so that our kids will have a place to go.