FORT LORAMIE — Three candidates are seeking one seat as a trustee for Cynthian Township on Tuesday’s General Election ballot.
Running for the seat are incumbent Keith A. Dapore, 3270 Kaiser Road, Fort Loramie, and newcomers Brandon Jester, 3533 Vera St., Fort Loramie, and Vernon J. Ahrns, 7733 Galley Road, Fort Loramie.
Ahrns is a graduate of Fort Loramie High School. He is a grain farmer who farms approximately 350 acres. He also works for Clopay.
He and his wie, Amy, have four children, Laura, Mega, Katie and Jason.
Ahrns is the only candidate who returned the questions concerning the election.
Why are you running for trustee?
Ahrns: I feel I could offer the citizens of Cynthian Township my ability to work hard and dedicated.
Why do you feel you’re the best candidate to serve as a trustee?
Ahrns: I was born and raised in the Cynthia Township. I’ve been here, I know what needs done, and I’m willing to do the extra work.
How can you improve communications with township residents?
Ahrns: I am out in the community and would do my best to let everyone know should any major issues arise. If necessary, I would utilize social media and all media platforms to make sure everyone aware of things going on in our township.
What is the biggest challenge the township is facing?
Ahrns: I don’t feel we have any major challenges however a new face in the trustee position could offer our township a new prospective on how to handle operations.
How do you bring more funding to the township?
Ahrns: I think by not hiring work outsourced it will save the township money when I could do the work I would be opted to do.