Candidates file for Fulton County offices

By Drew Stambaugh - [email protected]

Two contested primaries are slated for Fulton County offices in March.

There are two open seats for county commissioner. In one race, incumbent Republican Bill Rufenacht of Archbold will run unopposed.

In the other race Republicans Gary L. Loar of Metamora and Jon Rupp of Fayette will face off in the March 15 primary. The winner of that race will go up against Jeffrey Allen Mazurowski of Delta in the November general election.

The winner of the seat will replace Paul Barnaby, who is not seeking re-election.

The clerk of courts race also has a contested primary. Incumbent Republican Paul E. MacDonald of Wauseon will be challenged by Tracy L. Zuver of Archbold in the primary. There is no Democrat in the race.

Elsewhere in Fulton County, the races are uncontested. They are Scott Haselman of Swanton, prosecuting attorney; Roy E. Miller of Delta, sheriff; Sandra K. Barber of Wauseon, recorder; Char Lee of Pettisville, treasurer; Frank T. Onweller of Swanton, engineer; Rick L. Yoder of Archbold, coroner; and Jeffrey L. Robinson of Wauseon, Common Pleas judge.

The deadline to file to run as a write-in candidate for March is Jan. 4, 2016 at 4 p.m.

For issues will also be on the ballot in March, including a pair of school levies.

Wauseon Exempted Village Schools will be asking voters to renew a five-year, 4.2-mill levy providing for the emergency requirements of the school district in the sum of $835,000.

Archbold Local Schools will ask voters to renew a five-year, 4.98-mill levy for emergency requirements of the district.

Clinton Township voters will decide whether to renew a five-year, .30-mill levy for current expenses. Voters in German Township will decide on the renewal of a five-year, 0.60-mill levy to provide and maintain fire apparatus, equipment and any related fire expense.

Lucas County information will be available when finalized.

By Drew Stambaugh

[email protected]

Drew Stambaugh can be reached at 419-335-2010

Drew Stambaugh can be reached at 419-335-2010