LIMA — Republican candidate for Allen County Commissioner Beth Seibert held an informal campaign kick-off Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall on Robb Avenue.
This gave people a chance to meet her, pick up campaign literature and sit down for a quick breakfast or lunch.
Seibert is one of five Republican candidates and one Democratic candidate who are competing for the seat being vacated by Jay Begg who decided he would not run due to health reasons.
“I’ve served for 36 years as the Allen Soil and Water Conservation District, Watershed and Stormwater Programs Coordinator, and essentially in that role, I’ve served the local county government as a liaison to Ohio EPA in administering the urban stormwater mandate. Also in that role, I have spent a considerable amount of time defending Allen County against the rules and regulations of the state and the federal government,” said Seibert.
Seibert believes she is the right person for the job.
“I am just very proud of Allen County and to be a part of all things that are great in Allen County, and I want to serve the citizens of Allen County. I have the knowledge, education and experience to be the best Allen county commissioner and I am the candidate with the most diverse set of experiences and recognized community leadership record. I’m a proven and established leader in this county and I have been working with the 27 agencies under the general fund budget and the Allen county commissioners for my entire career,” said Seibert.
Seibert believes she can help mend fences between Allen County and the City of Lima.
“I feel that I’m going into this job already with good working and communicating relationships with the city of Lima and that’s by virtue largely of the work that I’ve been doing with them on the urban stormwater effort since the mandate hit us back in 2003,” said Seibert.
Her campaign manager is Alberta Lee, who was the first and last woman to serve as an Allen County Commissioner.
“I think she is qualified. And so she’s going to prove to the community she’s ready to serve as county commissioner,” said Lee.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.