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. Jackson Township - TrusteeTed B. Smith (write-in)Party: Non-partisanResidence: North Phillips Road, HarrodAge: 57Relevant experience: Worked for Jackson Township for four years.Education: Allen East High School.Years living in area: Lived in Allen East area for 50-plus years.