Bolger challenges Raab, Simon in Amboy Twp.


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Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Amboy Township Board of Trustees, including a pair of incumbents. Richard Raab and Jeff Simon are being challenged by Tony Bolger.

Name: Tony Bolger

Family: Wife Wendy, son Bryce, daughter Lillie.

Age: 42

Education: Evergreen High School graduate, associate’s degree in fire science from Owens Community College.

Civic organizations: Youth sports coach

1.) Why are you running for political office?

To serve my community in which I have lived in for over 40 years. One of my top priorities is improving Emergency Medical Services for the people of our community. As a full-time firefighter and paramedic for the City of Toledo, I see a desperate need for improved Advanced Life Support (ALS) with having a paramedic at Metamora Amboy Fire Station 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

2.) Why should people vote for you?

A vote for me would equal listening to the voices of the people in my community in order to get tasks accomplished. Honesty and a hard-working mentality is what will be brought to the table when I am elected. I am not serving my agenda, however; I am going to serve the people’s agenda.

3.) What are your two main goals if elected?

– Improving ALS by having a paramedic on duty who will be able to initial life saving measures before the county ALS units arrives, which are currently responding from Swanton or Delta and surrounding communities.

– Enforcing zoning to intensify improvements in making our township presentable and safe.

4.) Have you held office before? If so, please provide details

No.

5.) Do you have anything else to add?

Your vote on Nov. 2 is greatly appreciated, and I promise to not let my community down.

Name: Richard Raab

Family: Wife Kathy, five children, 10 grandkids.

Age: 68

Education: Evergreen High School graduate.

Civic organizations: Catholic War Veterans, Metamora Historical Society.

1.) Why are you running for political office?

I have been serving the public in one form or another for 50 years and would like to continue.

2.) Why should people vote for you?

With 19 years as township trustee and 40 years as a self-employed drainage contractor, 34 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT, I have the knowledge and experience to handle township issues.

3.) What are your two main goals if elected?

To maintain or replace infrastructure as needed, and provide quality fire and police protections for the residents of Amboy Township.

4.) Have you held office before? If so, please provide details

Nineteen years as a Amboy Township Trustee, Fulton County Fair Board nine years, Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation.

5.) Do you have anything else to add?

Having owned and operated by own business for 40 years, I maintained and repaired equipment. I have a CDL (able to drive township snow plow truck). Working part time, I have the time to do the job.

Name: Jeff Simon

Family: Theresa (wife of 39 years), three children, eight grandchildren

Age: 64

1.) Why are you running for political office?

To continue to serve the residents of Amboy Township.

2.) Why should people vote for you?

As a lifelong resident of Amboy Township, I take pride in seeing the township maintained and keeping our residents safe.

3.) What are your two main goals if elected?

My goals are to fully utilize grants, offered by the State of Ohio, to maintain our township roads and keep them safe to travel on. I will also work closely with our fire department to make sure they are fully equipped to provide the emergency needs to our township.

4.) Have you held office before? If so, please provide details

I have served 24 consecutive years as an Amboy Township trustee.

5.) Do you have anything else to add?

If you ever have any concerns, I am always available to answer questions and do what I can to help.

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