Have you ever had a desire to do something for the community that has done well by you?
Do you have talents, skills, or abilities that you would like to use to help others?
Are you looking for a challenge that requires dedication, responsibility, and no small amount of common sense?
Then, perhaps, you are being called to run for public office.
There are opportunities to serve your community in a variety of offices. The requirements to run are not stringent. A few signatures, a modest filing fee, and you can lend your talents to solving the problems of the present, and shaping the future.
Being an elected official is not a ticket to untold riches. It won’t garner the admiration of millions. Public office will ask you to make difficult decisions, sometimes on short notice.
At the same time, it gives you a chance to make an impact for the better, to have a hand in improving your community, all the while working with like-minded individuals who share your love for the community.
Holding public office is not the most glamorous job in the world– but it is one of the most important.
The office of Archbold mayor, three village council seats, and two seats each on Archbold and Pettisville school boards are up for election. Also up for election are township trustee and fiscal officer seats in German, Clinton, Franklin, and Dover Townships in Fulton County, and in Ridgeville and Freedom Townships in Henry County.
The filing deadline for nominating petitions is Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 4 pm.
If you have what it takes, if you’re hearing the call, now is the time to start the process.
Contact the Fulton County Board of Elections.