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Meet the Candidates on Oct. 11

Progress to host annual voters’ forum

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Staff Writer

Paulding County voters have a chance to help question candidates and levy representatives in the Nov. 6 General Election during a forum on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Paulding County Senior Center.

The “Meet the Candidates Night” is a free public, nonpartisan election forum. The Paulding County Progress is organizing and promoting the event as a public service.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are being provided by the Progress and the facility by the Paulding County Senior Center.

Voters will have an opportunity to visit with candidates before and after the program. A drawing will be held for door prizes.

Candidates for several contested offices have been invited to participate. They are:

• County commissioner candidates Robert Boyd, Roy Klopfenstein and Michael Winans.

• County Court judge candidates Suzanne Rister and David Hyman.

• County prosecutor candidates Joe Burkard and Harvey Hyman.

• Representative to Congress (5th Dist.) candidates Bob Latta, Angela Zimmann and Eric Eberly.

• State representative (82nd Dist.) candidates Tony Burkley and Pete Schlegel.

Also, representatives for two tax levies have been invited to participate. They are Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Vantage Career Center.

Invited speakers will make brief presentations, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Questions are being accepted from the public. Everyone may submit a question using a printed form in this newspaper or in the Weekly Reminder, or by emailing to

A new addition to the format this year will be an open question-and-answer session at the end of the evening.

This is a unique opportunity to make your voice heard and perhaps to influence the outcome of the Nov. 6 election.

For more information, contact the Progress office at 419-399-4015.

Plan now to attend this “Meet the Candidates” event, and be sure to cast your ballot on Nov. 6. Exercise your right to vote.