WAYNESFIELD â€” Incumbent Jodi Hennon is facing opposition from Tim Doty for her seat for Goshen Township fiscal officer in the Nov. 8 general election.
Efficiency with duties and with tax dollars was the key for both candidates as the township faces state cuts to its already tiny budget.
Doty, 57, 13245 McBeth Road, Wapakoneta, has lived in the township for 22 years. He and his wife, Kathy, have three grown children. He has not held any elected offices, but
Doty said he has volunteered for township for five years and said that helped him decide to run.
â€śI have been mowing, taking care of the ball field and the park,â€ť Doty said. â€śI liked being involved and I just decided I wanted to try and get involved a little more.â€ť
Doty is retired after 30 years with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Many of those years were spent in a supervisory role, and he said that has also helped prepare him for the job.
â€śIn my 30 years I was able to get an understanding of what it takes,â€ť Doty said. â€śI enjoy working with the public and there are a few things I think I can improve on.â€ť
Doty said efficiency will be key.
â€śWith funding cuts, we have to get the most out of what we can with the money we have,â€ť Doty said.
Hennon, 46, 94 E. Market St., New Hampshire, has served three terms since 2000 as the township fiscal officer. She and her husband, Jim, have four children.
Hennon said that the experience she brings to the table is a strong asset for the community.
â€śI have constantly expanded my training to stay abreast of the changes,â€ť Hennon said. â€śI believe with my experience there has been lot of improvements in the township.â€ť
Hennon, who has a degree in business and financial management and brings with her five years of management in banking, said her banking and financial experience is a big plus to the township.
She said the fact that their have been no findings in audits the last several years strengthens her candidacy.
Hennon is a lifelong resident of the township.
Hennon said preparing for budget cuts is key for the township and will be a focus if she is re-elected.
â€śWe have been preparing for financial cuts down the road,â€ť Hennon said. â€śI have had the training and I have been involved. I think that is what makes me a strong candidate for the position.â€ť