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. Auglaize Township - Fiscal OfficerMelissa R. Marshall (incumbent)Party: Non-partisanResidence: Bellefontaine Road, HarrodAge: 35Relevant experience: Current fiscal officer; experience in payables, receivables, budgets, reports and government payroll and accounting transactions.Education: Associate’s degree in accounting from Rhodes State College.Years living in area: 35 years.Jared M. RexParty: Non-partisanResidence: South Phillips Road, HarrodAge: 37Relevant experience: I have 14 years of leadership experience in various positions in the field of governmental accounting including serving as an auditor and investigator for the state of Ohio and treasurer of a public school district with a $6 million annual budget. I have experience in conducting the state audit of Auglaize Township and have received training in the Uniform Accounting Net work used to account for township finances.Education: Associate’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from Rhodes State College; Additional coursework from the University of FindlayYears living in area: 37Major issues: As budgets continue to be tightened at the state and local level, I look forward to serving as the Auglaize Township fiscal officer and working closely with township trustees to provide accurate and timely financial information to them as they seek to serve the residents of Auglaize Township.