It looks to be a busy local election in November, following certification of candidates by the Fulton County Board of Elections.
Township trustee races look to be the most competitive. German Township should be among the most interesting with incumbent Bruce Lauber and Randy Ruffer facing challenges from Andrew Brodbeck, former Archbold fire chief, and Joe Short, former Fulton County commissioner.
In Clinton Township, there will also be four men vying for two spots. Incumbents Ivan Hite and Leonard Richer will be challenged by Perry L. Rupp, former Fulton County commissioner, and Greg Stutesman.
It’s the same in Royalton Township, where incumbents Steve Gillespie and Ronald J. Lumbrezer will receive challenges from Andrew R. Harris and John O’Neil.
Swancreek Township will see five candidates compete for two positions. Incumbent Rick Kazmierczak will face off against Kevin Cordle, Brian Meyer, Bob Stack, and Travis J. Weigel.
In Dover Township, Pamela J. Moore will challenge incumbents Kenneth Clark and Stephen M. Gustwiller with two spots on the line.
In Gorham Township, incumbents Trevor Hibbard and William G. McKinney will receive a challenge from Curtis Fether.
Only one of the village and city councils in Fulton County has more candidates than spots up for election.
In Archbold, there are five candidates for three spots. Residents will choose between incumbent Vaughn Bentz, Drew Ginn, Stacey J. Heckel, A.J. Schroeder, and Bradley A. Short for council.
Evergreen and Pettisville are the only county boards of education with more candidates than positions available.
In Evergreen, Ken Kormanyos, an appointed incumbent will be challenged by Jason Miller, Jeff Pawlaczyk, Donald W. Smith, and Matt Vaculik, with three to be elected.
In Pettisville, three will be elected among Brent Hoylman and incumbents, Daniel J. Dymarkowski, Rick Graber, and John King.
Paul D. Holman
Joe E. Gombash
Theodore P. Howard
Jack E. Wagner
Jeffrey A Mazurowski
Delta – elect 3
Fayette – elect 4
Linda S. Short
Lyons – elect 4
Arthur J. Call
Metamora – elect 4
John M. Pupos
Richard O. Sauerlender
Swanton – elect 4
Michael L. Rochelle
Wauseon – elect 3
Boards of Education
Archbold Area – elect 3
Karen E. Beck
Gorham-Fayette Local – elect 2
Pike-Delta-York Local – elect 2
Michael P. Ford
Swanton Local – elect 3
Autumn D. Adams
Wauseon Exempted Village – elect 3
Sandra Griggs (write-in)
ESC District 2
Christine Smallman (write-in)