Candidates weigh in on qualifications
The Advertiser-Tribune asked candidates for township trustees, township fiscal officers and village council representatives why they were running for office and what strengths they would bring to office.
Republic Village Council
Debra S. Bogart – did not respond by deadline.
Jeffrey L. Moyer – did not respond by deadline.
Michael J. Oberlander – did not respond by deadline.
Kevin Thompson – did not respond by deadline.
Scipio Township trustee
George A. Benner – My strengths I bring to the office: knowledge of the job, willing to put in the time, be it meetings, plowing snow, patching roads, culverts, cutting trees or in the cemetery, the ability to work with people to solve problems and treat all fairly and honestly. The main reason I am running is to finish the old school project I started. This is an incredible building for one dollar. Thank you for your support.
Bradley R. Bowerman – did not respond by deadline.
Jason Burkholder – I want to be a part of keeping our township and road ways in good working order. I would like to help make the roads even safer and better for everybody. Being a farmer in the area will allow me to be readily available when needed as a trustee. I’m a graduate of The Ohio State University. Decision making and a good work ethic are some strengths I believe I can bring to the office.
Joshua D. Kirian – did not respond by deadline.
Matthew Potts – did not respond by deadline.
Eden Township trustee
Devon Gillig – did not respond by deadline.
Verne J. Shellhouse – did not respond by deadline.
Reed Township trustee
Gerald C. Miller – did not respond by deadline.
David N. Wright – did not respond by deadline.
Katherine Jett – did not respond by deadline.
Seneca Township trustee
James Faber – did not respond by deadline.
John J. Frankart – I am John J Frankart and I am pursuing a seat with the Seneca Township Board of trustees. I am a lifelong resident of Seneca county and have volunteered my adult years to serving the community in which my wife, Rhonda, and I are raising our family. I have the desire to provide representation to the residents of the east side of Seneca township. I want to contribute to its continued improvement.
James L. Kingseed – did not respond by deadline.
Joseph Rumschlag – did not respond by deadline.
Thompson Twp. trustee
Ronald P. Alt – did not respond by deadline.
William G. Daniel – I feel I will bring several strengths to the Township including a great deal of time to devote to the position, a strong work ethic, and the ability to relate to the residents of Thompson Township. I would like to see Thompson Township thrive. I am proud of our community and will do my best to serve the residents of Thompson Township.
Steven M. Swartz – did not respond by deadline.
Troy L. Warner – Thompson Township residents can be sure that I will continue to be an advocate for their needs. I work closely with other Ohio townships and the Seneca County offices to ensure that Thompson Township resident concerns are being reviewed. By re-electing me as your trustee, I will continue to support and represent Thompson Township.