Richard C. Myers, incumbent Democratic Henry County commissioner, will face at least one challenger in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 fall general election.
Glenn A. Miller, a Republican, will challenge Myers for a seat on the three-member Henry County Commission.
Miller is unopposed for the GOP nomination in the Tuesday, March 6 primary election.
With no challengers from within their parties running against them in the primary, they are assured positions on the fall ballot.
Other candidates, running as either write-ins or independents, could still run for the commissioner seat.
Robert Hastedt, a second Henry County commissioner who is unopposed in the Republican primary, informed this newspaper he would not return a Buckeye questionnaire.
Candidate: Glenn A. Miller
Native of: Archbold
Family: wife, Paula
Education: Archbold High School graduate, 1973; Northwest State Community College; University of Pikeville
Present employment: semi-retired
Affiliations: Henry County Township Association; Henry County Community Improvement Corporation; Henry County Hospital Foundation, investment advisory committee; Sons of the American Legion; Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association; Henry County Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 1322; National Rifle Association; Napoleon Church of the Nazarene.
Political experience: City of Napoleon council president, seven years; council member, 14 years.
Other experience: Miller said he has a “broad background in operations, effi- ciency, and effectiveness in business and local government.”
Goals: “Continue countywide economic development, assist county government to become as effective and effi- cient as possible, (and) lead the way for more cooperation and collaboration between county, city, village, and township governments.”
Candidate: Richard C. Myers
Native of: Liberty Center
Family: wife, Pat; three children
Educa- tion: Liberty Center High School, 1967 graduate; bachelor’s degree, business administration, accounting major, BowlingGreen State University, 1971
Present employment: Henry County commissioner; self-employed, partner, JR Farms; owner, Liberty Software Systems, Inc.
Previous employment: tax agent, State of Ohio, 1970-71; Myers Crop Center, 1971-88
Affiliations: County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio, fourth year-board of directors, member of agriculture, tax and finance, joint economic development, infrastructure committees; Henry County Community Improvement Corporation board member; Maumee Valley Guidance Center board; juvenile detention center board; other commissioner assignments and board memberships; Fifth District Referees Association, 44 years; Colton United Methodist Church.
Political experience: Washington Township trustee, 2002-06; commissioner, 2006-present.
Other experience: As owner of Liberty Software Systems, created proprietary financial software package for agri-business.
Goals: “Continue having vision in encouraging businesses to come or expand in Henry County, and to promote a more progressive attitude to that end, and continue having financial stability with balanced budgets.”