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. Allen County Educational Service Center - Board memberAnn BestParty: Non-partisanResidence: Fett Avenue, LimaWalter Paxson (incumbent)Party: Non-partisanResidence: Sugarcreek Road, HarrodAge: 68Relevant experience: Five years, vocational agriculture teacher; eight years, Allen East Board of Education.Education: Bachelorís degree, Purdue University; masterís degree, Saint Francis College.Years living in area: 38Major issues: As an incumbent, I plan to continue to work with the other board members to provide quality services to the member schools of our Allen County Educational Service Center.