Republican candidate for Tiffin City Council member-at-large Jim Green is focused on increasing the city's fiscal responsibility, creating economic growth and improving the safety of its citizens.
Green has lived in Seneca County for 24 years and has spent 42 years as an agent with State Farm Insurance. He is president of North Central Ohio Conservatives, treasurer for the Seneca County Republican Central Committee and treasurer for the Ohio Liberty Coalition.
Green has been married for 45 years.
He said that for anything to be successful, including his marriage and government, it takes courage, conviction, commitment and character.
"I believe that it takes the four C's," Green said. "It takes courage in whatever endeavor you enter into, and it takes conviction of those principles and those values, and then it takes commitment to follow through, and then that will reflect the individual's character."
One issue Green would like to focus on is the security and safety of Tiffin residents.
"The first thing that government has to provide for is safety of their citizens, and that's with police, fire and infrastructure," he said. "How do we bring business or people into the community? ... We have to have a city that they can drive on."
Green said that although the city is to have a $2 million carryover, it should save the funds for future use instead of spending it.
"It's small for what we need for infrastructure," he said. "We have to build up a little treasury."
He also wants to focus on the economic growth of Tiffin and the fiscal responsibility of the government.
"My long-term vision is to build a tax base that will potentially reduce the current tax rate that people are being charged in our community," he said. "That's why I'm open to tax abatements to businesses coming into the community."
Green also supports Second Amendment rights, limited government and free markets.
"I'm concerned about contributing whatever I can to serving the community and try to bring it to a standard and a level that people will really desire to stay here and live here," he said.