2010-02-10 / Front Page

Two File Petitions For Commissioner

There are two new faces in the race for Fulton County commissioner, one of whom has already filed a petition.

Mark Ballmer, Fayette, has filed a petition to run in the Republican primary for Fulton County commissioner. Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, May 4.

The other newcomer to the race is Sam Grime, Archbold. He has taken out a petition to run in the Democratic primary for commissioner.

If he files his petition, and no other Democrats step up, he faces no competition in the primary. He will automatically earn a place on the fall general election ballot to face the Republican candidate.

Other GOP

So far, a total of seven Republicans, including Ballmer, have expressed an interest in the GOP post.

Dan Bruner, Pettisville, has also filed a petition for a spot on the GOP primary ballot.

He is the only other candidate to file his petition so far.

Others who have picked up petitions, but not filed, are Mark Cerda, Pettisville; Michael Jason Vasco, Wauseon; and Pamela Moore, Swanton.

Two other individuals, who declined to give their names, have picked up petitions to run for commissioner as Republicans.

All are targeting the seat of Joe Short, county commissioner. A few weeks ago, Short announced he will not seek reelection due to family reasons.

Candidates have until 4 pm, Thursday, Feb. 18, to file petitions for a spot on the primary ballot.

Other Offices

Brett Kolb, Wauseon, has filed a petition to run in the Republican primary for Fulton County auditor. The county commissioners appointed him to replace Nancy Yackee, who retired.

Paul McDonald, Wauseon, has filed his petition to run in the GOP race to fill the unexpired term of Mary Gype, who retired as clerk of courts. The commissioners appointed McDonald to the post.

James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, has filed petitions to seek the GOP nod that would allow him to run for reelection.

So far, paperwork for five issues have been filed. issues have been filed.

The Village of Archbold has filed papers to place the question of electrical service aggregation on the ballot, and a three-quarters of one mill (.75) levy for Fayette’s Normal Memorial Library has been filed by the Gorham Fayette school board. The levy is for current expenses.

Clinton Township has placed three levy renewals on the ballot: one mill for roads, three-tenths (.3) of a mill for firefighting, and sixtenths (.6) of a mill, also for firefighting.

The six-tenths levy is a reduction from the previous rate of 1.15 mills.


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