Township Trustee Candidate responses


Staff Report



Note

You will not have to vote on all of these candidates — it just depends where you live.

Voters in each of Delaware County’s eighteen townships will decide on candidates for the board of trustees in the Nov. 7 election.

Both incumbents in Berkshire Township, Mike Dattilo and Rod Myers, are seeking reelection to another term as trustees. Both candidates are running unopposed.

Incumbent Steve Flaherty is seeking another term as Berlin Township trustee. Tom D’Amico and Ken O’Brien are also running in this election. Incumbent Adam Fleischer did not file with the Delaware County Board of Elections to run for reelection.

In Brown Township, incumbents Charles Miley and Gary Stegner are running unopposed in the trustees’ race.

Concord Township trustees Joe Garrett and Bart Johnson are asking township voters to reelect them to another term. Ron Dick is also seeking a seat on the board of trustees.

Delaware Township trustee Roger M. VanSickle is seeking another term in office. Randy Ormeroid and Annette Shively are challenging for seats. Incumbent Steven J. Jefferis did not file to run again.

Genoa Township trustees Karl Gebhart and Connie Goodman are asking voters for another term. Goodman was appointed as trustee when former Trustee Rick Carfagna was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives for the 68th District. Opposing the incumbents are Mark Harmon, Michael Irwin, and Renee Vaughan.

Incumbents David Jackson and Carl Richardson are asking Harlem Township voters for another term on the board of trustees. Opposing Jackson and Richardson are Shane O’Farrell and Bob Singer.

Kingston Township trustees Steve Volpe and William Shively are seeking reelection. Jim Fedako is the third candidate in the race.

Six candidates are on the ballot for two seats on the Liberty Township board of trustees. Incumbent Shyra Eichhorn is seeking another term. The field of challengers is comprised of Holly Adams, Mike Gemperline, Scott Lynch, Bryan Newell, and Christopher Shear.

Current Liberty Township Trustee Tom Mitchell decided not to seek reelection.

In the Marlboro Township race, Trustees Hal Clase and Rick Clunk are running unopposed.

Incumbents Rob Quigley and Debbie Taranto are both seeking reelection as Orange Township trustees in the Nov. 7 election. Ryan Rivers is the third candidate in that race.

Oxford Township trustees Steve Lewis and Harold Pittman are running unopposed.

In Porter Township, trustees Eddy Ambrose and Ed Snodgrass are running unopposed.

In Radnor Township, Trustee David Weber is seeking another term. Dan Boysel has also filed to run in November. Incumbent Timothy Harsh did not file with the board of elections to seek another term.

Scioto Township voters will have four candidates to choose from on election day. Incumbents Rodger Finks and Sandra Stults are each seeking another term as trustees. They face opposition from Doug Loudenslager and Barbara Pugerud.

Thompson Township trustees William Thompson Jr. and Mary Suzette Hall are asking voters for another term. Harry Russell Young is the third candidate on the ballot.

Trenton Township trustees Richard Fisher and Kevin Justice are running unopposed.

In Troy Township, incumbent Doug Price is running for reelection to the board of trustees. Write-in candidates Mark Anthony Malcom and Cushman Whitney are also running. Trustee Charles Cooperider decided not to seek another term.

For information about elections in Delaware County, visit delawareboe.org.

The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 10.

Editor’s note: We asked township trustee candidates whose email addresses we had to answer a brief survey. Here are there responses:

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE BERKSHIRE (incumbents, sent)

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

MIKE DATTILO

ROD MYERS

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE BERLIN

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

TOM D’AMICO

STEVE FLAHERTY

KEN O’BRIEN

O’Brien said his family has lived in Berlin Township since the 1820s. He retired as a Delaware County Commissioner in 2015, has been married for 21 years with three children, and currently teaches at Marion-Franklin High School.

O’Brien states he is the most experienced of the three candidates running for the two open trustee seats.

“My previous experience as Berlin Township Trustee gave me the opportunity to work cooperatively with the other trustees to build our fire station on time and under budget, I worked hard to secure Medic 10 from the county reducing EMS run times at an efficient cost to Berlin,” he said. “As a member of the Zoning Commission, I am working tirelessly to implement the township vision of a rural setting and protecting land rights. I also have experience in making sure developers pay their fair share in road improvements.”

O’Brien said the most pressing issue for the township currently is growth.

“Developers need to pay their fair share and provide green space along with amenities that complement the character of Berlin,” he said. “Because of the growth … , Berlin needs to add full-time firemen so they can respond to fires and rescues in a timely fashion.”

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE BROWN (not sent)

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

CHARLES A. MILEY

GARY W. STEGNER

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE CONCORD

Incumbents with a combined 20 years of experience are seeking reelection in the race for the Concord Township board of trustees on Nov. 7.

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

RON DICK

According to Dick’s Facebook campaign page, he has 20 years experience in government and private business project development as well as teaching and coaching experience.

“This gives me an appreciation for the support of local schools and the importance of education in our daily lives,” he said on the page.

He is running for Concord Township trustee because, “I feel called to serve my community in this way.” He said he is a concerned parent wanting to ensure the safety and growth of families within the township.

Dick believes the best way to achieve this is through the best use of tax dollars to support infrastructure, zoning and community facilities.

“I want to listen and act upon your concerns about what impacts your family,” he said.

“I am always attentive to current events in support of this great democracy we live in,” he states on the page. “My experience and a continued interest in taking part in community service have brought me to this commitment to serve you.”

He states on the page that he owns a catering business that “is more of a hobby” giving him the “opportunity to meet people in support of Ohio State University athletics.”

JOE GARRETT

Garrett has served as a trustee for eight years. He’s a 35-year resident, the father of three children, a former volunteer firefighter, and owns Garrett Direct LLC.

Garrett said his experience as trustee has resulted in a lower tax millage, construction of the new community building, a new state of the art firehouse, the purchase of three dump trucks an EMS rescue unit, enlarging the park by 20 acres and the cemetery by 10 acres.

“All done without borrowing or asking taxpayers for funding,” he said. “I’ve proven that a conservative approach to spending is the best way to return value to residents while still providing services.”

Garrett said the pressing issues for the township are the rapid housing development and the sewer plant owned by Delaware County.

“We have suggested changes to our zoning code requiring quality development while protecting residents,” he said. “We’ve hired an attorney making sure all changes are enforceable and not easily overturned in court or allowing developers to be awarded damages that harm the financial security the township currently enjoys.”

BART JOHNSON

Johnson is a lifelong resident of the township, president of Agri Communicators Inc., sits on the board of directors of First Commonwealth Bank, is a part-time farmer, and veteran of the US Air Force Ohio Air National Guard. He has been married 25 years and has raised four children in the township.

Johnson pointed to his track record of 12 years as a trustee.

“We have built a new township hall, a new fire station and replaced equipment without asking taxpayers for any additional taxes,” he said. “The township is in excellent financial shape because every purchase is scrutinized, not because it has to be, but because it’s the right thing to do with tax dollars.”

Johnson said the needs of certain areas in the township are vastly different than other areas.

“I try to make every decision with all of the residents of the township in mind,” he said. “Township government is the form of government closest to the people, I aim to keep it that way.”

Johnson said he sees development and growth as a pressing issue.

“We’ve seen an explosion of new developments,” he said. “Delaware County is pushing for the Lower Scioto wastewater treatment plant to be operational and the real challenge will be balancing the personal property rights of larger landowners and the desire of residents to curtail housing developments.”

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE DELAWARE

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

RANDY ORMEROID

Ormeroid has been employed by the Delaware County Department of Facilities for the past 26 years. He said he and his wife of 35 years raised two sons and have four grandchildren.

“We built our home in Delaware Township in 1987,” he said.

Ormeroid is currently serving as the chairman of the Delaware Township Zoning Board, of which he has been a member for 17-plus years. He has served as voting location manager for the Board of Elections for 12 years and served on the Republican Central Committee for Delaware Township A since 2016.

“As a public servant, I am knowledgeable in creating and maintaining a balanced budget,” he said. “My desire is to be a hands on trustee in which to assist with snow removal, ditch and road repairs, and facility upkeep.”

Ormeroid said the big issues for Delaware Township currently are annexation, speed limits, and communication within the township.

“My plan is to work with state and local officials to prohibit townships from being annexed,” he said. “Work with officials and residents in lowering speed limits within the township and better communicate with the residents by way of emails, texts and newsletters.

ANNETTE P. SHIVELY

Shively grew up in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in business, then moved from Dublin to Delaware Township where she and her husband Mitch have been residents for 12 years.

Shively said for the past 20 years she has worked for a large firm in the area of municipal finance. She said she represents the interests of political entities from all over Ohio. In the past year and a half, she has served on the board of trustees of the Dornoch Homeowners Association.

“I would like to continue building this solid foundation of service to local governments and my community by representing the best interests of township residents as a trustee,” she said.

Shively said she sees the growth of the township as a pressing issue.

“I think my history and experience working with other local governments that have been affected by changes will be valuable in guiding the township down the right path while still preserving the community feel that exists,” she said. ”Thoughtful and careful consideration regarding the pace, type of development, and expansion is important in preservation.”

ROGER M. VAN SICKLE

Van Sickle has served on the board of Delaware Township trustees for 32 years. He’s lived in the township since 1972.

“I’ve enjoyed serving,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed the job, meeting the people, and I want another four years”

Van Sickle said the township roads are in great shape and during his tenure, the board has been able to reduce taxes twice.

“In my 32 years we’ve really improved our roads,” he said. “I believe in keeping the public safe and the roads safe for the people.”

He said the most pressing issue is keeping zoning regulations up to date to match the growth of the township.

“We have 50 new building permits in Dornoch,” he said.

Van Sickle said most recently the board was successful in reducing the cost of a trash truck by half.

“I used to be a vice president of a bank so I understand a budget,” he said. “I’ve always been a watchdog.”

Overall, Van Sickle said he thinks the people of the township are “very satisfied” with the township services.

“I try to work with the people and try to respond to their needs,” he said. “I think they appreciate that.”

He sits on the boards of SourcePoint and the Delaware Area Transportation Agency. He’s been married for 51 years, raised two sons, and is now enjoying his two grandchildren.

Three candidates — including one incumbent — are seeking to fill the two seats available on the Delaware Township board of trustees in the Nov. 7 election.

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE GENOA (sent to all except Harmon, Irwin)

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

KARL GEBHARDT

CONNIE M. GOODMAN

Biography

Age: 67 years of age

Professional Info: Current Genoa Township Trustee. Thirty-one year retiree from The Ohio State University, most recently as Assistant Registrar Academic Records. Also served as an Academic Advisor in the College of Pharmacy and in the Admissions Office.

Family: Mother of 3 grown children, grandmother to 6 boys and girls

Years in Genoa Township: Twelve plus years

Why should you be elected to office?

I have been an active participant in Township operations since moving to Genoa Township in 2005. Prior to being appointed Trustee, I served as chair of the Zoning Commission, was a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals, and sat on multiple levy committees for Police, Fire/EMT, and Roads and Bridges.

In 2015, I retired from The Ohio State University as Assistant Registrar for Academic Records, having responsibility for personnel, budgeting, and processing of confidential information.

Throughout my career at Ohio State, I was actively involved in both the state and national professional associations, and served as president of the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars (OACRAO). I was also chair of multiple committees and often presented at conferences at both state and national levels. My leadership and fiscal background, along with a solid understanding of Genoa Township operations and issues, will give me the most comprehensive background with which to make sound decisions for our residents.

What are the most pressing issues your township is facing?

• Retaining our high-quality, well-trained safety services onsite within our township borders.

• Remaining fiscally solvent and debt-free, especially in our general fund.

• Ensuring responsible development when and where it occurs. What is your plan for addressing the issues you listed? We face a threat by a minority fraction that is working to disband our EMT and police services and turn them over to Delaware County.

Response times would be slower as services would be further away at a time when needs are most critical. I will fight to retain our excellent full-time, township located safety services to insure residents have the maximum protection they expect and deserve.

Remaining fiscally solvent and debt-free is critical for our township.

Our general fund pays for all items not specifically earmarked in another account (ex. Police and fire), and as such is more prone to unexpected and unplanned expenses. We need to carefully monitor all expenditures, but especially those from the general fund.

If elected, I will continue to carefully assess expenditures across the board for need and benefit, look for grants, matching funds, and donations wherever available, and strive to remain debt-free.

A small group of Genoa Township residents is anti-development of any kind. I believe we need to be planful in any development by respecting our Comprehensive Plan, our Zoning Resolution, and the rights of property owners.

I believe that the majority of Genoa Township residents are very pleased with the services and atmosphere of our community, and they have repeatedly indicated that as I talk with them.

Our Police, Fire/EMT, roads services, and parks are top-notch and we hear that regularly.

If elected, I will continue to listen to our residents regarding what they feel is important to quality of life in our township and make decisions based on input and need.

My overarching goal is to continue on a path that provides desired services and amenities to our residents in the most fiscally responsible manner and keeps Genoa Township a “nice place to live”.

MARK HARMON

MICHAEL IRWIN

RENEE VAUGHAN

Biography

I am 46 years old and have been married to my husband, Bob, for 20 years. We have three boys, ages 17, 14, and 11, who attend Olentangy schools. After teaching for 15 years, I took some time off to take care of my children.

For the past three years, I have been working part-time in the retail-merchandising field. In addition to my professional jobs, I have volunteered on my church board and the neighborhood HOA.

Beginning with the CVS Pharmacy’s failed attempt to build a new store and disrupt the rural environment of Genoa Township several years ago, I have been actively involved in the Township — including the recent adoption of the 2016 Comprehensive (Land use) Plan.

Unfortunately, I have listened to many Township residents who have attended meetings and spoken against numerous issues and then been ignored by the Zoning Commission and Trustees who voted in favor of corporate interests. This is very frustrating because Township residents are very sincere and passionate when they speak at these meetings and want their voices heard and not ignored. As a result, I have remained actively involved in the Township and am running for Trustee to represent the voices of Genoa residents to ensure issues are addressed according to residents’ wishes.

I decided not to accept any donations from corporate organizations, political action committees, or politicians.

This will allow me to remain unbiased on all issues.

Because I am not a career politician, I know I can respect and represent the voices of Township residents.

The most pressing issues in Genoa Township are development and maintaining the high standard of police and fire services.

My goal is to use the comprehensive plan and resident feedback on any development applications.

I will make intelligent, well-informed, independent thinking, fiscally responsible decisions that are always in the best interest of the Township as a whole and its residents.

One of my priorities when I am elected Trustee will be to maintain the high standard of safety within Genoa Township and keep Genoa a “safe place to live.”

I feel so strongly about this that I meet with both the Police and Fire Chiefs.

The police department has some valid needs and I look forward to working with Police Chief Gammill. My goal is to bring their work environment up to today’s standards so they can perform their job more professionally.

The police and fire departments continue to provide excellent service and both provide many amenities that aren’t offered at other departments.

For example, every Genoa Township Fire Fighter must be duel certified in EMS and Fire in the Township. They are all highly trained and I vow to work with both departments to preserve the high standard of services they provide to Genoa Township.

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE HARLEM

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

DAVID JACKSON

SHANE O’FARRELL

CARL RICHISON

BOB SINGER

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE KINGSTON

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

JIM FEDAKO

WILLIAM L. SHIVELY

STEVE VOLPE

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE LIBERTY

Six candidates are vying for two seats on the Liberty Township board of trustees in the Nov. 7 election.

Incumbent Tom Mitchell decided not to seek reelection.

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

HOLLY ADAMS

Adams has lived in Liberty Township for 11 years with her husband and two children. “My husband and I own a Manufacturer’s Rep Agency that helps American Manufacturers of steel and aluminum forgings and castings to grow their businesses,” she said.

Adams said she volunteers most of her time supporting the schools, community, and multiple non-profit organizations.

“I understand this election is about our community and what the residents and taxpayers want our community to be,” she said. “My votes and actions as trustee will always reflect the will of the residents and taxpayers.”

Adams said she believes the important issues facing the township are excessive development burdening the schools and roads, residential TIFs, and a proposed extend-a-stay hotel. As a trustee, Adams said she would work in partnership with the township, the City of Powell, and a committee of residents to agree to a 10-year, zero-tax increase development plan.

“I will never vote yes for a residential TIF. I will not support excessive development,” she said. “I will not support any tax increase or new levies.”

SHYRA EICHHORN

Eichhorn, the lone incumbent on the ballot, is owner of Eichhorn Events LLC, a corporate event planning company.

“I have resided in this community since 1999,” she said. “I am a member of the Olentangy Scenic River Advisory Council, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Representative, and a Republican Central Committee member. I’ve been married to Ken Eichhorn since 1996 and we have three children in the Olentangy Local School District.”

Eichhorn said the board has increased the township’s firefighter and EMS staffing and equipment acquisitions without increasing levy millage and consolidated departments to streamline costs.

Eichhorn believes the biggest issues the township faces are “development, fire and EMS, financial health, and roads.”

“We must position ourselves to be competitive for projects desired by the community and have an infrastructure that can support them,” she said. “I continue to support our fire department and the fire-based EMS model. (Seeking) grants and collaborating on projects are examples of ways we will continue to improve our financial health. We have increased the Roads Department budget by $300,000 and continue to utilize grants.”

MIKE GEMPERLINE

Gemperline has been a resident of Liberty Township for 29 years and married to his wife, Cindy, for 33 years. They have two children.

He has been the owner of MFG Ohio LLC for more than two decades.

“I have the experience and background to fix the problems facing our community,” Gemperline said. “As a results oriented person, I will not be satisfied with fruitless meetings, but will instead get results. I will protect our tax dollars from being wasted with a financially conservative approach to spending.”

Gemperline said the township’s biggest issues are development, property taxes, and fire/EMS. He said he would pursue changing zoning codes to protect the community against irresponsible development. He would collaborate with Powell to assure future development doesn’t burden the schools or traffic flow.

“No increase in township taxes, or fees. We can improve our service levels without raising taxes,” he said. “I will assure that our Liberty Township fire/EMS department has the tools and training to provide the best EMS service.”

SCOTT LYNCH

Lynch is the owner of Patriot Medical. The business is licensed in six states and is currently expanding to additional locations in the midwest. Lynch and his wife, Nicole, have been married for 17 years. They have a son and a daughter.

“As a business owner who has started and grown a very prosperous organization, I believe I bring the best tools and skill set to manage and improve our township successfully,” Lynch wrote on his Facebook campaign page. “I know how to negotiate and operate multi-million dollar budgets to correctly run Liberty Township.”

Lynch currently sees development as one of the big issues in the township.

“I would like to see much more partnership with the city of Powell,” Lynch stated on his Facebook campaign page. “Parameters should be jointly set based on scale and the service requirements that best serve the residents as well as attracting a commercial base to help offset the tax burden put on us residents.”

BRYAN NEWELL

Newell is a certified city and regional planner with 20 years of professional experience. He has been married for seven years and has lived in Scioto Reserve for almost 10 years before moving to an unincorporated part of the township in June 2013.

“The primary things that set me apart from all of the other candidates are my education and professional experience as well as my 18 months of service on the Liberty Township Board of Zoning Appeals,” he said.

Newell said the pressing issues in the township are increased traffic on aging roads, the fire/EMS levy, and development north of Home Road. He said his plans to address the issues are to use his knowledge as a regional planner to help preserve the roads and work to maintain the budget.

“The roads department is keeping up to preserve our pavement, however I’ll bring additional technical knowledge of pavement design and preservation,” he said. “I am in support of the renewal levy, talking with Chief O’Brien, I have full confidence in his ability to push our services higher while maintaining the budget.

“I have managed millions of taxpayer dollars, including finding creative cost saving options,” he added. “I will do the same for residents.”

CHRISTOPHER M. SHEAR

Shear has lived in the township for 11 years.

“I’m married with three daughters and a local business owner, Benefits One Consulting Inc., a graduate of The Ohio State University and a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Church,” he said. “I will fight to preserve our rural roots and the diversity of our township. I support smart, responsible development and a strong financially secure fire and EMS department.”

Shear said the township’s pressing issues are a lack of trust in current leadership, transparency, and taxpayer funded lawsuits, annexation, business development, and the fire and safety services.

Shear said his plan is to revisit and update the cooperative economic development agreement between Powell and the township, and work with the fire chief and the Delaware County Sheriff’s office to increase coverage and funding in safety.

Shear said he would turn over relevant public documents and respect court decisions, work proactively versus re-actively, and improve communication through social media and other methods.

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MARLBORO (incumbents)

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

HAL CLASE

RICK CLUNK

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE ORANGE

Incumbents Rob Quigley and Debbie Taranto are seeking reelection to the Orange Township board of trustees, while challenger Ryan Rivers hopes to capture one of the two seats on the Nov. 7 ballot.

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

ROBERT QUIGLEY

Quigley has served as a trustee for eight years. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He and his family have lived in Orange Township for 15 years.

Quigley said he is committed to service, leadership, and community.

“I am passionate about investing in Orange Township and keeping it the strong community we love,” he said. “I strive to be as efficient as possible with your tax dollars. I will continue to work closely with residents and bring new ideas to the table.”

Quigley said he hears concerns about managing growth, improving infrastructure to alleviate traffic issues, and taxes and the budget.

“On the issues of budget management and taxes, because of the good work that we’ve done on the Board of Trustees, Orange Township is financially stable,” he said. “We continue to follow up on grants to expand park amenities and purchase safety gear for the fire department. To help alleviate congestion, we are in communication with the county about extending Home Road and putting an overpass over the railroad.”

RYAN RIVERS

Rivers is an insurance agent and small business owner. He has been a resident of the township for 13 years with his wife Karen and two daughters.

Rivers said he’s been very involved in the community since he opened his business in 2010. He said through his business he has developed many relationships within the township.

“As a small business owner, I wear many hats and, because of my experience in my business and in the community, I bring many skills to the township,” he said. “These include relationship building, marketing, team building, planning, and financial management.

Rivers considers the pressing issues to be an inadequately diversified tax base, the need for a strategic approach to development, and an updated zoning process.

“I am committed to lessening the tax burden,” he said. “We need a new strategic approach to development focusing on … commercial investments. Improvements to our infrastructure, with costs borne by developers, as well as an updated zoning process encouraging investment while addressing … traffic congestion.

“Our community lacks synergy between our government, business community, and civic groups,” he added. “I will work as an advocate for the community and enhance our communication. This will be accomplished through the relationships I have built over the years in the business community and non profits.”

DEBBIE TARANTO

Taranto has lived in Orange Township for 19 years, owns and operates a local business, and has raised three children, all graduates of Olentangy Orange High School.

Taranto said she believes in being a good steward of the taxpayers’ dollars.

“I’ll work hard for you, listen to your concerns, and try to find solutions,” she said. “That’s why I have never missed a meeting in six years.”

Taranto considers the pressing issues to be development, roads, and traffic. She said it is important to guide the development of the township through the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

“The township is currently updating our plan in a relationship with The Ohio State University,” she said.

Taranto said the township is working on a five-year transportation plan for roads and traffic issues.

“This plan includes resurfacing, and minor and major road widening,” she said. “Another worthwhile discussion is an interchange at Big Walnut and (Interstate) 71. I believe this is a key factor in relieving traffic.”

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE OXFORD (incumbents)

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

STEVE LEWIS

HAROLD E. PITTMAN

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE PORTER (incumbents)

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

EDDY AMBROSE, 5021 PLANTATION RD, SUNBURY 43074

Eddy Ambrose – 740-965-3517

ED SNODGRASS, 8717 STATE ROUTE 656, SUNBURY 43074

Ed Snodgrass- 614-565-5705

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE RADNOR

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

DAN BOYSEL

DAVID WEBER

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE SCIOTO

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

RODGER C. FINKS

I am 56 years old. I grew up in Scioto Township and have lived at my present address since 2004. I was a Scioto Township Trustee from 2008 to 2011 and for the last four years.

I have first-hand knowledge of how the Township works and how to ensure we get the best use of our tax dollars. I have spent many hours plowing snow and assisting township employees on many culvert replacements and many other projects.

The Township has several projects in process for next year. Including, replacement of the deep culvert on Stover Road, the complete reconstruction of Stover Road and other smaller road projects.

I believe we have been very frugal with the Townships tax dollars. We have completely reconstructed three of the Townships roads at a cost to the Township of about $ 150,000, the County about $150,000 and a remainder of approximately $1,000,000 in (Ohio Public Work Commission) grant money.

As always the Township Roads remain my top priority and if re-elected I will continue to use our tax dollars to improve the Townships infrastructure and seek grant funds to supplement our tax dollars.

I would appreciate the voters support to continue serving Scioto Township as Trustee for another four years.

DOUG LOUDENSLAGER

BARBARA PUGERUD

SANDRA STULTS

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE THOMPSON

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

MARY SUZETTE HALL

WILLIAM A. THOMPSON, JR.

HARRY RUSSELL YOUNG

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE TRENTON (incumbents)

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

RICHARD W. FISHER

KEVIN D. JUSTICE

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE TROY

Two write-in candidates and a 10-year veteran are vying for two seats on the Troy Township board of trustees Nov. 7.

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

DOUG PRICE

Price has served as township trustee for 10 years. He’s worked as a realtor for 25 years with Price Realty in Delaware County. He’s been married for 20 years and has raised two sons.

Prior to serving as a trustee, Price served on the zoning commission and as a zoning inspector.

“I grew up in Troy Township and lived in my current residence for the past 20 years,” he said. “I work very well with the current board of trustees. I feel that the current board and myself provide the township residents with exceptional service from snow plowing and road maintenance to listening to their concerns and questions.”

Price said the most pressing issue the township faces is “reduction in state funding, we have had to be more prudent with the revenue provided.”

He said the board is addressing the lost funding from the state by looking for other sources.

“We’ve been the recipients of two Ohio Public Works Commission grants in the past few years to fund large road improvements projects,” Price said.

WRITE-IN MARK ANTHONY MALCOM

Malcom, a write-in candidate, is employed as director of classified services at Buckeye Valley Local Schools. He is a former trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He and his wife moved to Troy Township in 1985 where they raised their three sons.

“I believe I should be elected as a Troy Township Trustee because I am familiar with the role and the responsibilities which include our cemeteries, our zoning code, or road maintenance and snow removal,” he said. “A big part of this is upkeep and maintenance of roads. My experience as an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper along with my current position at Buckeye Valley, which includes transportation and budgeting, helps me problem solve in this area.”

Malcom said he believes the most pressing issue for the township is communication with residents. He said it’s important to him that the trustees engage with the community so that the residents know what is happening within the township.

“I will listen to the residents’ concerns and be effective and transparent with all township resources,” he said. “I feel a quarterly newsletter should be a part of this communication, along with social media, and an easily accessible website.

“I will be fair, honest and open in all my dealings as a trustee,” he added.

WRITE-IN VIC CUSHMAN WHITNEY

Whitney is a write-in candidate running for Troy Township trustee.

He grew up in the township and is a partner in the law firm of Firestone, Brehm, Wolf, Whitney and Young LLP in Delaware. He has been married for 17 years and is raising three children with his wife.

“I have experience in working on public boards, as a past member of the Troy Township Board of Zoning Commission and as a member of the Buckeye Valley Board of Education,” he said.

Whitney said he feels that his experience of serving on two other boards will allow him to smoothly adapt to working as a trustee.

“During my time on the BV Board, the district passed a bond issue for the construction of two new elementary facilities while remaining fiscally responsible to the community,” he said.

Whitney said the continued growth and economic development, especially along the US 23 corridor, are the top issues the township faces.

“As the township continues to grow, it’s important that township officials address matters wisely so as not to discourage smart growth and ensuring the rural and residential nature of our township,” he said.

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE WASHINGTON (incumbents)

VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 2 – TERM COMM 01/01/18

DENISE FRANZ KING

CHARLES W. KRANSTUBER

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Note

You will not have to vote on all of these candidates — it just depends where you live.

Information for this story was provided by the Delaware County Board of Elections.

Information for this story was provided by the Delaware County Board of Elections.