Five vie for Archbold Council


A.J. Schroeder


Stacy J. Heckel


Drew Ginn


Bradley A. Short


Five individuals are running for the three open seats on Archbold Village Council.

DREW GINN, 24

Education: Bowling Green State University – Bachelor’s of Accounting

Marital Status: Single

Civic Organizations: Archbold United Methodist Church, Ohio Society of Young CPAs.

1. Why are you running for office? Originally born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., I moved to Archbold 11 years ago. We didn’t have many of the amenities and privileges that the children and parents who live in Archbold do, such as riding bikes to the pool, school, ball practice, etc. I’m running to continue protecting and upholding those important values, as Archbold was monumental in my upbringing as well.

2. Why should people vote for you? People should vote for me because I’m young, energetic, driven, and I bring a new and fresh set of eyes to council. Having originally been from Memphis, I can bring a different way of looking at things.

3. What are your two main goals if elected? 1. Further enhance public safety and well-being for the constituents of Archbold. 2. Assist to ensure the village remains fiscally sound and responsible.

4. Have you held office before? If so, please provide details. No.

STACY J. HECKEL, 37

Education: Stryker High School, BA in psychology and sociology from Bowling Green State University. MBA in organizational management, Bluffton University.

Marital Status: Married 15 years to Ryan Heckel, two children.

Civic Organizations: Board of trustees for The Chamber Partnership, Board of Trustees for Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio, Transition team member, Faith Lutheran Church, Stryker.

1. Why are you running for office? I am running for office because I see a need in our community for fresh perspectives, and unbiased views. That is why people should vote for me.

2. Why should people vote for you? See above.

3. What are your two main goals if elected? Understand the processes, policies and procedures in order to help provide efficiency, understanding and provide effective communication to our community. I will do that by working alongside our community and its leaders; asking questions, learning about our history, and uncovering opportunities to provide future stability.

4. Have you held office before? If so, please provide details. No.

A.J. SCHROEDER, 40

Education: Napoleon High School. Henry Co. Law Enforcement Peace Officer Academy, NWSCC, EMT basic/EMT I/firefighter school.

Marital Status: Married 19 years to Nancy Schroeder.

Civic Organizations: Napoleon Police Auxiliary, Ridgeville Fire Dept., Archbold Fire Dept., Archbold Police Dept., Fayette Police Dept.

1. Why are you running for office? To be a voice for the community. To stop relocation of 66. Restore moral to police and fire departments.

2. Why should people vote for you? I will listen, look at the facts and be their voice as long as it is legal, ethical, and moral and makes sense.

3. What are your two main goals if elected? Listen to the community and be their voice. Keep the fire department as is by opening a new dialogue with village and German Township.

4. Have you held office before? If so, please provide details. No.

BRADLEY A. SHORT, 49

Education: Pettisville High School graduate, attending Hesston College and Wichita State University.

Marital Status: Married to Rachel Short.

Civic Organizations: Archbold Zoning Board, member/head trustee at Zion Mennonite Church, past member of Archbold Lions Club and Archbold Athletic Boosters.

1. Why are you running for office? I pledge to represent the residents and property owners of the entire community.

2. Why should people vote for you? If elected to Archbold Village Council, I pledge to make our town a better place by listening to the community, neighboring towns and area businesses. In addition, my vision for a successful Village Council extends past the village limits, as it includes a commitment to German Township.

3. What are your two main goals if elected?

1. Participation: To me, this means all citizens shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard, regarding any matter, and without judgment, at all public meetings of the Village Council.

2. Accountability: As an elected member of the Village Council, it would be my responsibility to be a servant-leader to the residents and property owners of the Village of Archbold. It is my goal to look outwardly to the needs and interests of the residents and property owners, all the while being fiscally responsible.

4. Have you held office before? If so, please provide details. No.

VAUGHN BENTZ, an incumbent council member is also running but did no return a questionnaire to the Expositor.

A.J. Schroeder
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Stacy J. Heckel
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Drew Ginn
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Bradley A. Short
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