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. New Bremen - MayorJeff Pape (incumbent)Party: RepublicanResidence: North Main Street, New BremenAge: 54Relevant experience: Eight years as councilman; eight years as mayor.Education: New Bremen High School; Wright State University.Years living in area: 54Major issues: I just look forward to continuing the improvements to New Bremen. I also want to keep New Bremen as efficient as possible without a loss of services to our taxpayers.