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Stacy beats Sauber

March 7, 2012
By Nick Dutro - Staff Writer ( , The Advertiser-Tribune

At least one seat on the Seneca County Board of Commissioners will include a new face.

According to unofficial results of Tuesday's Republican primary elections, Holly Stacy received 5,202 votes, about 65 percent, for the county commissioner seat with the term beginning Jan. 2, 2013. The seat is held by Dave Sauber, who received 2,698 votes.

Stacy has been president and CEO of the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce since 2003, served on the Old Fort School Board and worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

"I want to give a big thank you to all the supporters and voters for their confidence," Stacy said. "I really look forward to continuing the campaign and getting to meet more people in the county. We'll still be working until November."

Stacy also ran for a seat on the board in 2008 after being appointed by county Republicans. She lost to Ben Nutter.

In her campaign, Stacy said she plans to build on her experience in the business community and work with job creators to bring new employment opportunities to the county, as well as take a conservative approach to budget issues.

She plans to end her employment with all paid positions if elected in November.

Sauber, who received 35 percent of the vote according to unofficial results, has served on the board for two terms.

"I'm just very proud of what I accomplished over the past eight years," Sauber said, adding the work done by the board during his tenure was overshadowed by issues surrounding the demolition of the 1884 courthouse.

Sauber thanked those who supported him throughout his tenure and said he looks forward to continuing work on county projects such as the new juvenile detention center, a SCAT construction project and a new county court facility as he continues to serve through December.

He said he may consider a run for political office in the future.

Stacy may face independent Paul Shoemaker in the November election.

The Seneca County Board of Elections has not certified petitions submitted by Shoemaker, owner of Shooey's Cool Creations and a county employee.



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