Archbold Mayor, Council Posts Up For Election In 2011
Three seats on Archbold Village Council, two positions in German Township, and two posts on the Archbold Area School Board are among those up for election in 2011.
Also up for election is the mayor of Archbold position. Jim Wyse is currently in his second term as mayor.
Voters will cast ballots for the posts in the General Election, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Persons interested in running for the offices must file nominating petitions by 4 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Since the positions are considered non-partisan, they are not required to run in the primary.
The village council seats are those held by Kevin Eicher, Kevin Morton, and Ed Leininger.
The remaining three seats, currently held by Jeff Fryman, Vaughn Bentz, and Kenny Cowell, are not open for election until 2013.
In the village of Fayette, the mayor’s seat, currently occupied by Ruth B. Marlatt, is available for election, along with council seats held by David Borer and Michael Maginn.
Voters will decide two seats on the Archbold Area School Board, those held by Scott Miller and Tony Warncke.
The same situation applies to the Pettisville school district, where seats held by Dan Bruner and Tom Beck are available.
Three positions are open on the Gorham-Fayette School Board. The seats are currently held by Kirk Keiser, David Brinegar, and Karen Joy King.
There is one Fulton County seat open on the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Board. The post is currently held by Carol M. Kleck.
The township trustee seat presently held by Kenneth “Skip” Leupp goes before voters in 2011, as does the post of fiscal officer Keith E. Short.
Two positions are available on the Franklin Township Board of Trustees, those currently held by Mark Ballmer, trustee, and John Winzeler, fiscal officer.
The Clinton Township Trustee position held by Larry Neuenschwander is open in 2011, as is the township fiscal officer, held by Judy Warncke.
In Gorham Township, one trustee seat, held by Randy Merillat, and the fiscal offi- cer post held by Michael Figgins will be decided by voters in 2011.
No Henry County trustee positions are before the voters this year.
None of the Fulton County courthouse office holders are on the ballot in 2011.
County elected officials are considered partisan- candidates from each political party must advance through that party’s primary election before going against another party’s candidate in a general election.
Two county commissioner seats, currently held by Paul Barnaby and Dean Genter, will go before voters in 2012. They will first face voters in the 2012 primary election.
Also before voters in 2012 are:
County auditor, currently held by Brett Kolb; county treasurer, Beverly Schlosser; county recorder, Sandy Barber; county clerk of courts, Paul Mac- Donald; county coroner, Harry Murtiff; sheriff, Darrell Merillat; county engineer, Frank Onweller; prosecuting attorney, Scott Haselman.