Archbold, OH

Perry Rupp Leaving County Commissioners; Jeff Rupp Running

Perry Rupp, incumbent Fulton County commissioner, did not file for reelection for his seat, but Jeffrey L. Rupp has filed to run for the post as a Republican in the Tuesday, May 6 primary election.

Brett Kolb, incumbent county auditor, Char Lee, newly-appointed county treasurer, and Michael J. Bumb, juvenile and probate court judge, each filed for their posts in the GOP primary.

No other Republicans nor any Democrats filed for the countywide offices.

The four are assured election for four-year terms in the fall unless write-in candidates file. Parisian write-in candidates must file by Feb. 24; non-partisans, by May 5.


There is one countywide issue on the spring ballot.

Voters are asked to approve a 1.6-mill, five-year property tax levy for county senior citizens services and facilities. The levy renews a 1.1-mill levy, and adds an additional half-mill.

Archbold Area School District voters, including those in Henry County, will be asked to renew a seventenths (.7) of a mill, five-year levy for the Archbold Community Library. Money will go to current expenses.

In German Township, voters will be asked renew a one-mill levy for road repair, construction, reconstruction, or resurfacing. If approved, the levy will be in place for five years.

Gorham Township is asking its voters to renew a fourtenths (.4) of a mill, five-year levy for maintenance and operation of the Pleasant View Union Cemetery.

Henry County

In Henry County, Kevin Garringer, incumbent auditor, and Thomas VonDeylen, incumbent commissioner, have filed for the GOP primary to be reelected to their posts.

No other Republicans nor Democrats filed.

The 2014 general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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