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Clerk Of Courts Race Has Two Competitors




Paul MacDonald

Paul MacDonald

Fulton County residents who vote in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, May 4, will have decisions to make for the Fulton County Commissioners, Fulton County Clerk of Courts, and the 74th District of the Ohio House of Representatives.

On the GOP side, Paul E. MacDonald, Wauseon, faces James M. Parker, Wauseon, for the Clerk of Courts post.

The pair is facing off to fill the unexpired term of Mary Gype, who retired.

No Democrats have filed for the position.

Bruce Goodwin, Defiance incumbent state representative, faces a GOP primary challenge from Jim J. Volkert, of Hicksville. In the fall, the winner of the primary race faces David J. Pilliod, the lone Democratic Party candidate.

Candidates who face opposition in the primary election were mailed candidate questionnaires. Candidates for the commissioner post will be profiled next week.

Fulton County Clerk
Of Courts

Candidate:
Paul Mac- Donald

Bruce Goodwin

Bruce Goodwin

Incumbent:
yes, appointed

Native of:
Leipsic

Family:
wife, Karen, two children

Lived in Fulton County:
25 years

Education:
Leipsic High School, 1971; associate degree, accounting, International Junior College, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Present
employ-
ment:
Fulton County Clerk of Courts

Affilia-
tions:
Ohio Clerk of Courts Association; Boy Scouts District Committee; INTV of Wauseon; Christ United Methodist Church

Other experience:
former Bureau of Motor Vehicles deputy registrar; accounting and computer background; business owner

Comments:
His goals are to “continue the efficient management of court records, while looking at new technology to manage the increasing number of records filed. Will maintain efficiency in the title office, and keep up-todate on new regulations.”

(Candidate James M.
Parker did not return a questionnaire.)

74th District State
Representative

Candidate:
Bruce W. Goodwin

Incumbent:
yes First Elected:
2006

Native of:
Defiance

Family:
two daughters, two grandchildren

Education:
Ayersville High School, 1967; Bachelor of Arts degree, Defi- ance College; Master of Arts degree, St. Francis; post-graduate studies, Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo

Present employment:
state representative

Affiliations:
Veterans of Foreign Wars (son); Sons of the American Legion; Ohio School Boards Association; Ohio Career and Technical Association; Defiance & Hicksville Chambers of Commerce; Defiance Fish & Game Club; Stryker Gun Club; Ohio Republican Party; National Rifle Association; Buckeye Firearms; Ohio Right to Life, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

Previous political experience:

state representative, 2007-08, 2009-10.

Comments:
“Continue to support life, the second amendment, smaller government, fewer fees and taxes, and economic development.”

(Candidate Jim Volkert
did not return a questionnaire.)


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