Campaigning in her third election in four years, Holly Stacy hopes her political experience will give her the edge in the commissioner's race.
Stacy is running for Dave Sauber's seat in the commissioners office, after beating Sauber in the primary.
She ran for commissioner in 2008 against current president of the board, Ben Nutter, after the Republican candidate dropped out and the party asked her to run. She also ran for State Representative in 2010, but lost to Rex Damschroder.
"The biggest difference was that it was easier because you learned so much," she said about her second campaign for a seat in the Seneca County Board of Commissioners. "It's a big county. It's about getting to know people, educating yourself, and keeping up with what's going on."
Stacy said she edged out Sauber because people were ready for a fresh face on the board.
"I think the citizens of Seneca County spoke that they wanted change," she said. "They were looking for change in the county commissioners office because they were unhappy with recent decisions, unhappy with the way some issues were handled, any of those things. That isn't really the fault of the current commissioners."
Stacy, who lives on a family farm in Pleasant Township, said voters like that she has experience with agriculture as well as business experience.
She said the two biggest issues she is to address, if elected, is to be more fiscally responsible and find a new space for the Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court.
"We need to be leaders," she said. "If we're going to be good stewards of money and stewards of that public dollar, since we are holders of the general fund."
Stacy also said she would work hard to be accessible to small towns and communities in Seneca County.
"We need to continue to be open in communications and very cooperative in communicating with citizens and the other departments in the county and with anybody we're working with that's helping to build Seneca County," she said. "The frustration that I've heard from some is that they're not accessible. I'm not saying that is true, but I would work very hard to make sure that we are accessible, that we're out and about."
She also said her background from previous elections as well as her service as president of the Old Fort Local Board of Education makes her a good candidate for county commissioner.
"You learn enough, you can't quit. If you're truly campaigning well, you're meeting people and you're making a point to learn what's going on, to learn the issues, getting out there. You learn so much that it'd be silly to throw that experience and that knowledge away and not use it."