Democratic governor candidate to visit Tiffin

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is to discuss Ohio’s future at a reception hosted by the Seneca County Democratic Executive Committee July 27.

As announced at the committee’s meeting Thursday evening at the Public Safety Building, FitzGerald is to meet with donors and Seneca County residents 5-7 p.m. July 27 at Reino’s

Party Room, 120 S. Washington St., Tiffin.

Suggested contribution levels are $50, $100 and $250. Checks should be made out to Friends of FitzGerald-Neuhardt.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Erin Ryan at (440) 382-2900 or

Executive Committee Chairman Karl Erbland said donations are welcome to the FitzGerald-Neuhardt campaign or to State House of Representatives 88th District candidate Bill Young. He also encouraged continuing support to all Democratic campaigns for the November election.

Secretary Jonathon Puffenberger said additional help is needed for the fair booth. To help, call Puffenberger at (419) 494-9691 or email

The committee’s summer picnic potluck is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Oak Pavilion in Meadowbrook Park, Bascom.

Erbland also said several changes have been made by the state regarding poll workers. Poll workers now are called precinct election officials, while presiding judges now are called voting location managers under the Ohio Revised Code, Erbland said.

Officials and managers are to be trained again according to state mandate to improve the voting process. Seventeen-year-olds now also are permitted to work on the precinct team, he said.

The committee also unanimously voted to accept Amy Puffenberger’s application to join the executive committee.

The committee is to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Public Safety Building, Seneca County Fairgrounds.