The 2010 election year was in full swing Wednesday night when the New London Grange hosted Candidates’ Night. Many local and state candidates showed up to speak in order to appeal to voters.
Those eyeing the Huron County Commissioner seat, Republican Joe Hintz, Independent Jim Ewell and Democrat incumbent Mike Adelman were present. The current Commissioner Mike Adelman has held the position for the last ten years.
The two vying for the Huron County Auditor seat Democrat Incumbent Roland Tkach and Rob Patusky were present. Republican State Senate candidate Gayle Manning was also in attendance. Mrs. Manning is running against State Senator Sue Morano for the right to represent the 13th district which includes Huron, Lorain and Erie counties.
The highlight of the night was the candidates for State Representative for the 58th district. This district includes all of Huron county and portions of Lorain and Seneca counties. Those battling for this office are: Republican incumbent Terry Boose from Norwalk, Democrat Greg Davidson from Willard and Libertarian candidate Bob Williams “Bushel Bob” from Oberlin.
The first candidate to take the podium was Bob Williams. Mr.Williams said that Huron County is jockeying with two other counties to have to highest unemployment rate. He also expressed the need for smaller government. He then took a moment to speak about the ODNR and how they were eying the Vermilion River to add to its Scenic Rivers Program. He said the people didn’t want this and we got it stopped. Mr. Williams is the administrator for the Vermilion River Property Rights Association.
Next up was Greg Davidson. Mr. Davidson spoke of the need for unity in our government. He said in order to create jobs, we need to cut the red tape that has plagued this district for years.. He spoke of his Military service and his service to his community. He added that if elected he would be more accessible to the people
Incumbent Terry Boose was the last to speak. He expressed the need for jobs in this area. He also explained how difficult it is in Columbus to get help for rural areas. He then reiterated his stance on not spending taxpayer money for unnecessary programs. He closed by thanking his opponents and sympathized with them on the sacrifices made in order to run a campaign.