Kerschner keeps commissioner’s seat

Kerschner

Voters decided to keep Seneca County Commissioner Mike Kerschner for another four-year term.

Kerschner, a Republican, received 12,777 votes and Democrat Cheryl Radin-Norman received 5,579 votes, according to unofficial results in Tuesday’s general election.

“I appreciate the support from the voters,” Kerschner said.

Kerschner said he is going to continue what he has been doing to move Seneca County forward.

Kerschner first was elected in 2014.

Radin-Norman

“There was a lot of strife from folks regarding the (1884 Seneca County Courthouse, that was razed in 2012),” Kerschner had said of when he first ran for election. “There needed to be a voice in there for them to get behind.”

Kerschner had said he also said there should be someone in office to make sure people’s money is being taken good care of.

Radin-Norman originally is from New York and came to Tiffin in 2011.

“I want to thank the voters for all the support they gave,” she said.

Radin-Norman said she still plans to attend commissioners meetings and has plans to run again in two years.

“I’m not going away,” she said. “I plan to work on building a better base and get my name out there.”

During his term, Kerschner has been part of helping to establish the Budget Stabilization Fund, or “rainy day fund,” for the county. The purpose is to set aside money in case of an economic downturn so the county may continue providing services and not raise taxes.

Kerschner also has been a member of the Opiate Task Force and has been in office during the Seneca County legislation that established the recovery court program PIVOT — Participating in Victory of Transition.

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