Archbold, OH

Myers, Miller Assured Spots On Fall Ballot In Henry County

Richard Myers

Richard Myers

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.”

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