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PUTNAM COUNTY



Leipsic council (3)



Susan E. Christman (incumbent)



Residence: East Main Street, Leipsic



 



 



Rick Recker (incumbent)



Residence: Werner Street, Leipsic



Party: Independent



Age: 43



Relevant experience: Four years on Leipsic Village Council; 12 years as Leipsic volunteer firefighter; former president of the Leipsic Chamber of Commerce



Education: Graduate of Leipsic High School



Years living in area: 43



Major issues: I believe one of our most pressing issues is continuing to find ways to be fiscally responsible given our current economic conditions. We need to continue our pursuit of economic development by being able to show perspective developers what Leipsic has to offer through improvements to infrastructure and by keeping our water and sewer facilities in compliance with government standards. I would also like to see some of our current projects through to completion, such as the ball field complex.



 



Mark Schey (incumbent)



Residence: Orchard Drive, Leipsic



 



Sheila Siebeneck



Residence: South Orchard Drive, Leipsic



Party: Independent



Age: 38



Relevant experience: Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 2793; member of Pro-Tec Coating Co. United Way fundraising committee; past auction committee member for Putnam County Relay For Life; volunteer at daughters’ elementary school



Education: Graduated from Leipsic High School in 1989; bachelor’s degree in arts-organizational management from Bluffton University in 2006



Years living in area: Lifelong resident



Major issues: I am running for council because I am an average citizen who wants to become involved.



I want to become involved in helping ensure fiscal responsibility of our local government, especially in this time of economic uncertainty. We need to keep spending on track, while still providing the services we all depend on in our community.



I want to become involved in listening to the citizens of the village and engage them to learn of their concerns, ideas and opinions on issues we face as a population. And then I want to take those views and balance them with the resources and needs of the people to make the best decision for the community.



I want to become involved in a team that keeps the residents of this community informed of changes that are occurring on regular and up-to-date basis.



 



Joyce A. Wyant



Residence: State Street, Leipsic



Party: Independent



Age: 62 years young



Education: Associate’s degree from Lima Technical College and International Business College; graduated from Leipsic High School



Years living in area: Entire life



 



Paul E. Wyant



Residence: State Street, Leipsic



Party: Independent



Age: 64 years young



Education: Trade school; graduated from Leipsic High School



Years living in area: Entire life



 



Continental council (3)



 



Thomas Armey



Residence: East Rice Street, Continental



Party: Registered Republican



Age: 57



Relevant experience: Zoning chairman.



Education: High school graduate; HVAC training; machine shop, certified in gauge and thermometer calibration, SAP certified in maintenance planning.



Years living in area: Most of my adult life, 43 years.



Major issues: We need to work on the encouragement of natural gas to our area. We should help business to find ways to prosper and invite competition. Economic development planning must always be in the spotlight for our posterity.



 



Earnest Tim Bragg



Residence: South Sixth Street, Continental



 



James Ruen



Residence: West Forrest, Continental



 



Robert Spitnale



Residence: Ash Street, Continental



 



Michael Varner (incumbent)



Residence: Lakeland Drive, Continental



Party: Republican



Age: 49



Relevant experience: Four years on village council



Years living in area: 35 years



Major issues: A major issue is the EPA-mandated wastewater facility.



 



Donald B. Wagner



Residence: Forrest Street, Continental



 



Pandora council (3)



Ricky L. Fricke



Residence: South Jefferson Street, Pandora



 



Timothy Gray



Residence: North Jefferson Street, Pandora



Party: Republican



Age: 42



Relevant experience: Local small business owner



Education: Graduated from Ottawa-Glandorf High School



Years living in area: 14 years



Major issues: I plan to bring the townspeople’s voices, opinions and ideas to council meetings. I’m very open-minded and not afraid to voice opinions on heated topics. I’m interested in seeing the town work as a whole towards a positive future.



 



Jon Hall



Residence: South Sherman Street, Pandora



 



Kevin E. Vance



Residence: East Washington Street, Pandora



 



Mark A. Painter



Residence: North Jefferson Street, Pandora



 



West Leipsic council (3)



Robert Alt, Jr. (incumbent)



Residence: Center Street, West Leipsic



Party: Republican



Age: 47



Relevant experience: Six years on council and two years as president of council



Education: High school graduate



Years living in area: All my life in Leipsic area, with the last 19 here in West Leipsic



Major issues: I want to help keep our village a safe place to live.



 



Robert W. Balbaugh



Residence: South Street, West Leipsic



 



Cher E. Barnes



Residence: Elm Street, West Leipsic



 



Betty Berger



Residence: South Street, West Leipsic



 



Marion F. Dickey



Residence: North Third Street, West Leipsic



Party: Democrat



Age: 77



Relevant experience: Retired police officer



Education: 10 years in public school and received GED while in the service.



Years living in area: 77



Major issues: It’s time for a change in council. I am not saying they have not done a good job, but they have made several people mad at the way they are doing things.



 



Paula K. Engard



Residence: Main Street, West Leipsic



 



Brian Fleck-Aller



Residence: Main Street, West Leipsic



 



Donna Schoemaker



Residence: Sugar Street, West Leipsic



 



Columbus Grove school board (2)



Steve Butcher



Residence: Olt Road, Columbus Grove



Party: Republican



Age: 32



Relevant experience: Electrical sales consultant in various local schools, learning about school building operations; wife, mother-in-law and sister-in law are educators providing insight into current educational issues



Education: Graduated from Columbus Grove High School; associate’s degree from Rhodes State in accounting



Years living in area: 19 years



Major issues: The major issues affecting our school board include educational opportunities for the children of our community, allocation of tax dollars and decisions concerning our new facility. I want our school board to continue to provide quality learning experiences for our youth while maintaining responsible use of tax revenue. As our community embarks on our building project, we must look ahead to provide appropriate funding for education and facility management.



 



 



Ned Stechschulte (incumbent)



Residence: Road 13-S, Columbus Grove



Party: Republican



Age: 37



Relevant experience: Four years on Columbus Grove school board (vice president two years); four years on Apollo Career Center board (vice president one year)



Education: Graduated from Columbus Grove High School in 1991



Years living in area: 37



Major issues: With the passing of the bond issue for new buildings in February, we are now in the middle of the planning stages. I feel that is very important that the school board play an involved role in the whole process to ensure that the Columbus Grove school is getting the best for our money in the new buildings.



The changes to education in Gov. Strickland’s plan and the uncertainty of funding from the state level are two issues that I am concerned about. Locally, we need to make sure the money we do have is spent wisely and to make it stretch out as long as possible without hurting the education of our children. I feel at Columbus Grove we have done a good job of protecting our taxpayers’ money and using our resources in a way that gives our children the best chances to succeed. With the increased demands of the Ohio Core for graduates, it will make local school boards work very hard to provide enough opportunities and to maintain cost in future years.



If re-elected, I will continue to work toward the goals of providing our children with a quality education and an environment that is safe and secure.



 



Dr. Brian Jones (incumbent, appointed)



Residence: Old State Route 65, Columbus Grove



Age: 37



Relevant experience: I replaced a former board member who resigned midway through his term, so I have served on the board for 2 years



Education: Graduate of Bath High School, The Ohio State University and National College of Chiropractic



Years living in area: 13



Major issues: The biggest issue we face as a school district is our income tax renewal levy coming up for a vote in November. This money is vital to the fiscal health of the school district, especially during these times when state funding is uncertain for the future. We also are in the infant stages of building a new elementary and high school and renovating our middle school. These projects will be ongoing for the next few years and we want to see our children get a very nice building and continue to succeed as an excellent rated school district.



 



Jennings school board (3)



Debra S. Calvelage



Residence: Road R, Fort Jennings



 



Donald L. Good



Residence: Street Route 190, Fort Jennings



 



 



Bradley E. Louth



Residence: Elm Street, Fort Jennings



Party: Republican



Age: 41



Relevant experience: 15 years as president of Putnam County West SAY. Soccer Board; 18 years as Fort Jennings Youth Soccer board member



Education: Rhodes College



Years living in area: 20



Major issues: I want to work within the current budget and not ask for any additional tax. I also want to maintain the current high level of education provided to our students and provide all tools required to give our students and teachers the edge needed to continue to improve our great school.



 



 



Karl Schimmoeller (incumbent)



Residence: State Route 190, Delphos



Age: 42



Relevant experience: School board member for two years; engineering manager for Honda of America Mfg. Inc.; active in local clubs and organizations



Education: Graduate of Fort Jennings High School; bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Dayton; master’s degree in business administration from Ashland University



Years living in area: 32 years



Major issues: In 2010, the long-time superintendent will retire, so this key position will need filled. This creates an opportunity to enhance the organization’s administrative functions while improving the offering to our students. Finances will continue to be a major concern.



 



Leipsic school board (2)



John A. Schortgen



Residence: North Belmore Street, Leipsic



 



Sammy L. “Sam” Walther



Residence: East Liberty Street, Leipsic



Party: Republican



Age: 40



Relevant experience: St. Marys Parish Council and St. Marys feasibility committee



Education: Leipsic High School and University of Toledo



Years living in area: 30



Major issues: I want to help build public support and understanding of public education and lead the public in demanding a quality education. I want to advise the school superintendent and treasurer in managing the district in accordance with the school board’s policies. I am flexible enough to recognize all the views of any issue and/or policy but decisive enough to make a decision while considering consensus when required.



 



 



Daniel Ray Zeisloft (incumbent)



Residence: Brice Street, Leipsic



Age: 55



Relevant experience: School board for four terms; steward for UFCW Local 75



Education: Associate’s degree in business



Years living in area: Lifelong resident



Major issues: Educating students so they are prepared for the ever-changing career fields and life challenges should always be the goal and therefore the major issue. Financial responsibility, safety, staff and state funding are also major issues.



 



Miller City-New Cleveland school board (3)



 



Tina Altman



Residence: Road G, Leipsic



Age: 41



Relevant experience: I’m currently teaching in a public school and continually seeking professional development opportunities to gain insight on updates concerning the educational curriculum



Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of Toledo and master’s degree from Bluffton University



Years living in area: 15



Major issues: I would like to bring a passion to the Miller City-New Cleveland school board. I would like to operate as a team with other school board members to approve and abide by policy. I also would like to learn the district’s needs in order to better communicate with all members of the school district.



I recently completed the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OBSA) school board candidate workshop. During the three-hour workshop, I learned about the fundamentals of being an effective school board member. Some of the topics covered included boardmanship and ethics, educational issues and school board policy making. I’m looking forward to serving the Miller City-New Cleveland school district.



 



 



Brenda Bruce



Residence: Road 16, Continental



Age: 38



Relevant experience: Previously worked at Leipsic High School as the high school secretary; worked the past eight years for the Putnam County Commissioners; experience in both school and local government issues



Education: Graduated from Continental High School in 1989; attending the University of Northwestern online; will graduate next fall with bachelor’s degree in business administration



Years living in area: Lifelong resident of Putnam County



Major issues: Providing our students a diversified education that includes basic life skills, along with college preparatory courses, is very important. Open communication and finding a balance between the importance of education, athletics and the arts is needed. As a mother of three, I see firsthand the situations facing our current school system and our youth. We need to continue to improve our school system to adapt to a changing world.



As we move forward Miller City-New Cleveland must maximize the opportunity for excellence for each and every student. I believe that one school board member cannot do the job alone. Working together as a team will bring together new ideas and offer new perspectives to the board. I look forward to contributing a new voice to Miller City-New Cleveland schools.



 



Raymond Gerschutz



Residence: Road 12, Leipsic



 



James N. Kleman (incumbent)



Residence: Road 13-C, Leipsic



Age: 57



Relevant experience: Served 16 years on the school board of Miller City-New Cleveland



Education: 12 years



Years living in area: Life



Major issues: I want to try to maintain an excellent level of education while the state continues to reduce funding.



 



 



Karen K. Niese (incumbent)



Residence: Road B-13, Continental



Party: Not applicable for school board position



Age: 53



Relevant experience: 16 years on the Miller City-New Cleveland school board; CPA and strong finance background; 31 years working in the business community



Education: Graduated from Miller City-New Cleveland; bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from University of Dayton; master’s degree in organizational development from Bowling Green State University



Years living in area: 53



Major issues: The major issue that I see is school finances. It is no secret that funding for schools will be challenging in the upcoming years. The Miller City-New Cleveland district has already seen cuts in supplemental programs and funding. Our quarterly income tax collections are down due to tough economic times. We expect further cuts in other areas. By being a conservative school district, we have accumulated a nest egg to help see us through this difficult time. Nevertheless, the school board must continue to be good stewards of the district’s money and make wise, informed decisions.



The second challenge will come as key school administration (superintendent and high school principal) retire. The administration positions are important to the district. They are the day-to-day decision-makers as well as those who look down the road to see what will be needed to keep us competitive (for example, the BioMedical and other engineering programs). The school board will be responsible for selecting the new administration wisely.



Lastly, academic excellence is paramount. Miller City-New Cleveland has been rated “Excellent” over the past six consecutive years. We received the prestigious “Blue Ribbon School” award in 2006. Recently the district was selected ninth in Ohio for academics, regardless of school size. This kind of achievement is driven by the combined effort of students, teachers, parents, school board and administration and community. MC-NC must continue to enhance its academics to ensure the best for our students, both now and in the future.



 



Jennings Township trustee (2)



 



Dave Gasser



Residence: State Route 634, Fort Jennings



Party: Republican



Age: 56



Relevant experience: Self-employed businessman for 30 years



Education: High school graduate



Years living in area: All my life, 56 years



Major issues: I feel I would be very good for this position. I do construction work, and I have done a lot of jobs in the past for the village. I’m a people person, and I will try to help anyone as much as possible. I’m very well-liked in the community.



 



 



Charles E. Gerdeman



Residence: South Water Street, Fort Jennings



Party: Democrat



Age: 49



Relevant experience: Farming for more than 40 years; landowner, home owner; transportation market construction at federal, state and local level; business owner for 16 years



Education: Graduate of Fort Jennings High School



Years living in area: 49 years



Major issues: As a native of Fort Jennings, I am very familiar with the community and the hard-working families that make us so strong. Our environment is also very important to me, keeping our air, water and land free of pollutions, our roads a safe place to drive on and a place where people like to come and visit.



I will help keep Fort Jennings a great community.



 



 



Dale Good



Residence: Road 20, Fort Jennings



Age: 58



Relevant experience: 10 years as chair of zoning board, three years U.S. Army, St. Joseph Church finance committee, SAY Soccer referee, Fort Jennings Jaycees, Cub Scout leader, Pee Wee League coach



Education: Graduate of Fort Jennings High School; DeVry Institute of Technology; attended Northwestern Business College



Years living in area: 58



Major issues: I have a personal interest in Jennings Township, as I have lived in the Fort Jennings area all my life. I believe the main concern as a trustee would be working with the other trustees in maintaining the road signs, roads, fire department and the ditches. This is important for the safety of all residents. It is very important to handle and use the township’s revenues in a responsible manner. I also believe it is important to listen to the concerns of the residents and to answer their questions in a timely manner. I would consider it an honor to serve the residents of Jennings Township.



 



 



Dennis J. Metzger



Residence: Road 22, Fort Jennings



Age: 48



Relevant experience: 10 years on local school board and 28 years of business experience



Education: 12 years grade/high school and two years of college



Years living in area: 48



Major issues: We need to maintain a balanced budget, support the local farming community needs and operate an effective fire department.



 



David R. Wieging (incumbent)



Residence: South Water Street, Fort Jennings



Age: 63



Relevant experience: Eight years as Jennings Township trustee.



Education: Fort Jennings High School, 12 years.



Years living in area: 63



Major issues: I would like to continue serving Jennings Township in Putnam County. I’d like to continue to serve as president of the county’s township association and continue to be a member of the county planning committee and a member of the homeland security committee.



I want to be able to help Jennings Township and Putnam County for the next four years with any problems that may arise.



 



 



Jason A. Wieging



Residence: Oak Street, Fort Jennings



Age: 39



Education: Fort Jennings graduate; two years at Ohio Northern University



Years living in area: 39



 



Monterey Township trustee (2)



 



Rodney Beining (incumbent)



Residence: Road 25N, Cloverdale



Age: 53



Relevant experience: Six years as Monterey Township Trustee, two years Vantage Career Center Advisory Committee, 26 years as Immaculate Conception Catholic Church usher, and two years Parish Council



Education: High school graduate



Years living in area: 53



Major issues: I feel that my experiences as trustee in the last six years would be a great benefit to the township. I plan to continue monitoring road surfaces to be sure they are maintained as well as improve roadside drainage. I will also try to provide good equipment for the firemen so that they can continue to provide us with great services safely.



 



James L. Eickholt



Residence: Road N-24, Cloverdale



 



Robert L. Eickholt



Residence: Road N-25, Cloverdale



Age: 58



Relevant experience: Past and present experience with road work, drainage, sewer, waterlines and snow plowing



Education: Ottoville High School graduate



Years living in area: 58



Major issues: I want to serve all the residents of Monterey Township with all their needs and concerns equally and fairly.



 



 



Steven R. Hilvers (incumbent)



Residence: Road 26-Q, Delphos



Age: 38



Relevant experience: Current trustee for Monterey Township. Throughout my career, I have had experience in the operation and maintenance of agricultural and industrial equipment and have been educated in mechanical and civil engineering.



Education: Bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University and graduated from Ottoville High School.



Years living in area: Lived entire life in Monterey Township.



Major issues: While being your trustee for Monterey Township, I have enjoyed meeting new people and have gained a lot of experience on how to maintain roads of the township, how the county, towns and townships work together, and financially what it takes to accomplish these feats, especially in the troubled times we are in. With my experience, dedication and community involvement, as your representative of Monterey Township, I promise to represent the people well and maintain and continue the pride that exists in our community. Your vote would be appreciated on Nov. 3. Thank you.



 



 



Mark T. Vorst



Residence: Red Maple Court, Ottoville



Age: 51



Relevant experience: Throughout my life, I have built my life through my work ethic and long, hard days. I am a business owner and a farmer. Due to my business, I am fortunate to understand bidding jobs, budgets, work with people to get a task complete, and I have the ability to run many types of equipment with a commercial driver’s license, including construction and farming. I also have firsthand experience developing a subdivision in the township, realizing the collaboration it takes from so many individuals in the community, as well as county and state regulations.



Education: Graduated from Ottoville High School in 1976; two years college at Ohio State University-Lima



Years living in area: I have been a resident of Ottoville my whole life.



Major issues: Monterey Township is a great place to live and raise a family. Our township is always in need of constant upkeep of our roads, whether it be repair or overlaying. The roads need to be under continuous monitoring, regardless of the season, throughout the entire year. As always, there are situations that arise in any position. I feel that I am prepared and knowledgeable in many aspects that would benefit our community.



We must also keep the appearance of our township looking presentable for our community members, along with travelers who are passing through. I will work very hard to ensure the safety of our residents as well as the betterment of Monterey Township.



 



Ottawa Township trustee (2)



 



Melvin J. Lammers (incumbent)



Residence: German Street, Ottawa



Age: 77



Relevant experience: 16 years as Ottawa Township Trustee



Education: Graduated from Miller City High School



Years living in area: Lifetime



Major issues: My goals are to ensure public safety, improve the roads and have good communication between trustees and residents.



 



 



Steve Leopold



Residence: State Route 15, Ottawa



Relevant experience: Class A commercial driver’s license with experience in ditch maintenance and snow removal, construction; owned and operated a successful family farm for 33 years; three years as fire chief working with the fire board and 18 years as assistant fire chief



Education: Graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School



Major issues: Growing up in the Glandorf community, I have always been interested in public service. There has historically been a strong commitment in my family to the organizations that make our community such a vibrant and safe place to live. I feel that my dedication to the public as a member of the Glandorf Fire Department for the past 28 years, as well as leadership experience gained while serving as fire chief for three years, have well prepared me for the role of Ottawa Township Trustee.



I am a hard-working and dedicated person, as is evident by more than 30 years spent in the operation of the family farm. My commitment to my local parish has prepared me to make decisions for our community that are rooted deeply in principle. As someone who has experienced the rich connection of living in the community, I will strive as Ottawa Township Trustee to keep our community a thriving place for future generations.



 



 



Donald A. Recker



Residence: State Rt. 65, Ottawa



Party: Conservative



Age: 63



Relevant experience: Raised family of five children alone after the death of my spouse in 1985



Education: Miller City High School graduate



Years living in area: Lifetime resident



 



Al Rosengarten



Residence: Road 13, Ottawa



Age: 49



Relevant experience: 25 years as co-owner of Rosengarten Construction, Ottawa; 19 years as co-owner of Woodland Acres, Ottawa; experienced in open ditch work and water and sewer installation.



Education: Possess strong people skills, business management and problem-solving skills



Years living in area: 49 years



Major issues: I enjoy working and communicating with people. I always try to use the most cost-effective and economical way to complete projects. My goal is to review any issues with an open mind and to work jointly with the other trustees to make solid decisions that will be beneficial to Ottawa Township.



 



 



Dean T. Rosengarten



Residence: Road 7-D, Leipsic



Age: 48



Relevant experience: Currently serving on Ottawa Township Zoning Board for six years, serving as past chairman of the board; maintenance and construction business for 30 years



Education: Graduated from Miller City High School in 1979; four years apprenticeship with International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Millwrights; presently holding a journeyman card in International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Millwrights and UAW



Years living in area: Lifelong resident of Ottawa Township for 48 years



Major issues: I will serve you well as a trustee and will listen to the residents’ needs and concerns.



 



Kenneth J. Schroeder



Residence: Road 7, Leipsic



Age: 48



Relevant experience: Past grand knight of Ottawa Knights of Columbus



Education: 1979 graduate of Miller City High School



Years living in area: 48



Major issues: I want to work to improve relationships between Ottawa-Glandorf and Ottawa Township. I also want to build economic growth in the township by maintaining and improving infrastructure and maintaining strong fire departments.



 



Sugar Creek Township trustee (2)



 



Cliffton D. Collar



Residence: State Route 189, Columbus Grove



Age: 58



Relevant experience: Served two tours of duty in Vietnam with U.S. Marine Corps; fire marshal/inspector at Lima Army Modification Center, now known as the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center; farmer; maintenance work for Allen County, managing all aspects of maintenance at Allen County Children’s Home; employee of Carter Lumber; served on Insurance Board for Allen County



Education: Training from National Fire Academy and Ohio State Fire Academy; hazardous materials training at Eastern Michigan University; Apollo A+ computers; Ohio Fire Safety Inspector



Years living in area: 40-plus years in Sugar Creek Township



Major issues: The major issues include flood mitigation and drainage, soil and water conservation, supporting county and township businesses, safety of roadways and bridges, being fiscally conservative and maintaining our ISO rating to guarantee lower fire insurance costs.



Throughout my career, I have gained a great deal of experience in maintenance functions, heavy equipment, fire/safety inspections, soil and water conservation, farming operations, computer functions, collective bargaining, managing funds, the Ohio Revised Code and OSHA and NFPA regulations. I know the value of every dollar.



If elected, I pledge to devote full-time hours to the position of Sugar Creek Township Trustee.



 



 



Gary L. Fickel



Residence: Road 18-R, Columbus Grove



Age: 51



Relevant experience: Farmer for 33 years, full-time for 20-plus years; snow-plow driver for several years.



Education: Graduate of Columbus Grove High School; certificate in drafting technology from Lima Technical College



Years living in area: 51 years



Major issues: If elected, I would work to maintain a safe and attractive community through good stewardship of township resources.



 



Jim Mull



Residence: Road 17-S, Columbus Grove



 



David W. Young



Residence: Road 14, Columbus Grove



 



Union Township trustee (2)



 



Daniel R. Ellerbrock (incumbent)



Residence: Kalida



Party: Republican



Age: 56



Relevant experience: Presently serving third term as Union Township trustee (12 years), past president of Putnam County Township Association (four years) and served on several local county boards



Education: Kalida High School graduate and attended The Ohio State University-Lima



Years living in area: 56



Major issues: There are several issues facing townships today. Currently, one of the biggest issues facing all townships is the cuts in funding from the state. Townships are responsible for a variety of services, including fire protection, road maintenance, zoning and cemetery upkeep, to name just a few. While the state funding continues to decrease, the mandates remain the same or even continue to grow in some cases. These township responsibilities will continue to require sufficient state funding, and I will continue my efforts to obtain Union Township’s fair share of tax money. I strongly believe that this money needs to reach local government. As a past president of the Putnam County Township Association, I will work with our state legislators to make this happen. I appreciate the opportunity I have had being a township trustee and look forward to serving the people of Union Township in the future.



 



 



Mark Kahle



Residence: Road M-10, Columbus Grove



Party: Republican



Age: 45



Education: High school graduate from Kalida High School.



Years living in area: 45



Major issues: I hope to help protect Union Township financially and responsibly. I will be available to respond to the needs of the township when called upon. I am someone that the people on Union Township can rely on and trust.



 



 



Gery P. Wurth (incumbent)



Residence: Road 18, Fort Jennings



Party: Republican



Age: 52



Relevant experience: 12-plus years as trustee in Union Township



Education: Kalida High School graduate



Years living in area: 52



Major issues: We need to keep our roads well-maintained and safe. We should help to ensure that our local fire department is well trained and sufficiently equipped. Lastly, we must help keep Union Township a safe place to live and raise our families.



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