LIMA — Republican Allen County Commission candidate Tim Sielschott met with voters at The 318 today as absentee voting comes underway.
Sielschott, a financial adviser who founded Sielschott Financial Advisors in 2012, is one of five GOP candidates who will compete in the March 17 primary for outgoing Allen County Commissioner Jay Begg’s seat.
Sielschott touted his business background and his ability to promote Allen County to developers.
“My sales background allows for me to really try to promote the county, which I think is something that we want to try to do as a group and then individually as commissioner,” Sielschott said. “I think there’s a platform there that you should try to promote the area in general.”
Sielschott has suggested a review of Allen County’s properties to determine whether any can be divested, either through a public-private partnership or full divestment.
Sielschott is also a vocal supporter of Allen County, having participated in the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals networking group for years to keep those workers from leaving Allen County.
Sielschott took Wednesday afternoon to introduce himself to new voters as absentee voting gets underway, with the March 17 primary a mere three weeks away.
The Sielschott campaign has been knocking on doors for several weeks, trying to reach 2,500 households in the county before the primary. The most common question Sielschott said he has heard: What does a commissioner do?
Sielschott was born and raised in Lima, briefly leaving the area to attend college. He is now raising two children in Lima with his wife, Katie, and doesn’t see himself leaving the area anytime soon.
Sielschott has spent time on several boards as well, including those for Ohio Means Jobs, Ohio Job & Family Services and the Chamber of Commerce’s legislative board.
The GOP nominee will face former Allen County Sheriff Dan Beck, an independent, and Democratic Perry Township Trustee Norman Capps in November’s General Election.
Reach Mackenzi Klemann at 567-242-0456.