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Commissioner’s seat to be contested; library seeks levy renewal PDF Print E-mail
Friday, February 07, 2014 5:48 PM

From Staff Reports

PAULDING – A total of four candidates have filed for two county offices for the May 6 Primary Election. In addition, one countywide tax issue will appear on the ballot.

Filing deadline was 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Posts that will be filled this year are county auditor and county commissioner (term commencing Jan. 1, 2015).

Current County Auditor Claudia J. Fickel of Oakwood is seeking re-election. The Republican will be unopposed in the primary.

Commissioner Fred Pieper is also seeking re-election. However, he will face a challenge from fellow Republican Mark W. Holtsberry of Paulding in the primary.

Bob Burkley of Payne has filed as Democratic candidate for commissioner. He will run against the Republican primary winner in the November General Election.

Write-in candidates interested in running for either office have until 4 p.m. Feb. 24 to file for the primary.

Filing deadline for Independent candidates for the Nov. 4 election will be 4 p.m. May 5.

Only local tax issue will be on the May 6 primary ballot. The Paulding County Carnegie Library is seeking renewal of a 2.17-mill levy for current operating expenses. The renewal would be for five years, 2014-18.

Last fall, the library’s effort to pass a continuing levy failed by about 300 votes.

The Paulding County Board of Elections is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. 11 to review and certify the petitions.


Deadline to register to vote in the primary is 4 p.m. April 7.

Contact the Paulding County Board of Elections with any questions at 105 E. Perry St., Paulding, 419-399-8230. The office email address is The office website may be located at

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