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Miller Outspends Torbet In Sheriff Race

Roy Miller, Fulton County sheriff, outspent his general election challenger, Keith Torbet, by almost double, reports filed with the Fulton County Board of Elections show.

Each campaign, Roy E. Miller for Fulton County Sheriff, and Torbet 4 Sheriff, filed preand post-election campaign fi- nance reports with the board, as required by Ohio election law.

In the general election, the Miller campaign raised and spent $5,729.11, which included $1,099.11 that was carried forward from Miller’s successful Republican primary campaign against Rick Sluder, rural Delta.

Torbet, who was not affiliated with a political party in the general election, raised and spent $3,015.69. Torbet’s spending was $2,713.42 less than what Miller spent.


In addition to the $1,099.11 carried forward from the primary campaign, Miller received nine donations.

The largest was $2,000 from James W. and Carole L. McConkey, of rural Delta.

The Fulton County Republican Party Executive Committee donated $1,000.

Another $500 was received from the Republican Club of Fulton County.

Other donations:

$500: Jeffery L. & Nichole Boger, rural Wauseon.

$250: Tom & Rosie Boger, rural Lyons.

$130: Donald Zuver, Archbold.

$100: Bonnie Guhl, rural Wauseon; Mark Smith, Dublin.

$50: Herbert & Marie Gurwell, rural Delta.

Miller’s expenses ranged from a high of $2,311.25 spent with Tomahawk Printing, Wauseon, for printing newspaper inserts, election signs and wires, and letterhead and envelopes, to $97.50 spent with the Farmland News, Archbold, for newspaper advertising.

Other expenses:

NOBCO (WMTR), Archbold: $694 for radio advertising.

WauseonReporter,Wauseon: $609.50 for newspaper advertising, inserts.

Fulton County Expositor, Wauseon: $473.60, newspaper advertising, inserts.

Key Shoppers News, Swanton: $335.99, newspaper inserts.

Archbold Buckeye: $300.80, newspaper advertising, inserts.

Dynamite Designs, Wauseon: $266.43, screen-printed t-shirts.

Concept Printing, Wauseon: $233.26, notepads.

Delta Atlas, Delta: $170, newspaper advertising, inserts.

Three Cord LLC, Archbold: $128.40, signs.

St. Casper Parish, Wauseon, $108.38, donation.


The Torbet campaign’s largest donation was $500; the smallest, $20. The candidate donated $190.69 to his own campaign.

The campaign held a “social or fund-raising event” at a Wauseon restaurant. The event raised $755 in donations. The cost of the event was $652.78, for a net of $102.22.

Donations received from the event:

$100: Sara Stuck, Wauseon.

$50: Glen Lammon, Scott Sallows, Don Matthews, Daniel Sheets, John Schamp, Cheryl Shaw, Brett Kahrs, Michael & Pam Paskan, Wauseon.

$30: Rick Sluder, rural Wauseon.

$25: Sandra Matheny, William Hanak, Marvin Wheeler, Bill McConnell, Eric Nagel, Jose Gonzales, Pat Kuszmaul, Joyce McJilton, Wauseon; Mrs. J.E. Sevenich, Delta.

Other donations:

$500: Connie Torbet, Lyons; Troy Torbet, Temperance, Mich.; Mike Gruss, Fremont.

$200: Craig Grisier, Wauseon.

$50: Matt Hutchinson, Eric Nagel, Wauseon; Paul Sallows, Sylvania; Toni Sallows, Delta.

$25: Norris Ledyard, Jim Barber, Sheila Gruenhagen, Tom McWatters, Wauseon; Lee Sanders, Delta; Darrel W. Garmenn, Archbold.

$20: Lowell Schultz, Wauseon.

The Torbet campaign’s largest expenditure was $940.53, paid to Concept Printing for mailers. The second-largest amount was the $652.78 paid to Sullivan’s Restaurant, Wauseon, for the fund-raiser.

Other expenditures:

Swanton Post Office, $571.16, postage.

Tomahawk Printing, Wauseon: $502.90, signs.

Delta Post Office, $335.82, postage.

State Bank & Trust, Wauseon, $12.50, check charges.

Filing Dates

The deadlines for filing campaign finance reports were Oct. 25, 2012, for the pre-election reports, and Dec. 14, 2012, for the postelection reports.

The Miller campaign reports were filed Oct. 23, 2012, and Nov. 28, 2012.

The Torbet campaign reports were filed Oct. 24, 2012, and Dec. 13, 2012.

Dawn M. Torbert was the treasurer of the Torbet 4 Sheriff campaign. Kathleen S. Miller was the treasurer of the Roy E. Miller for Fulton County Sheriff campaign.

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