Voters Guide: Union Township Trustee

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Three candidates are running for one seat on the Union Township Board of Trustees.

Rick Davis

3650 Old Springfield Road, London

Occupation: Logistics, Stanley Electric.

Previous experience in public office: Madison County Agricultural Board of Directors, 2000-2007.

Education/military experience: Madison Plains High School graduate. Attended The Ohio State University.

Community activities/honors: Golden Eagle Youth Football Association president. Madison Plains Youth Basketball co-director. LABC baseball and softball coach. Madison County Stingers Baseball Club board member.

What would you like to accomplish if elected? If elected, I will continue the work by past and current trustees to make Union Township a place where families want to live. I want to represent Union Township’s residents and help keep us safe and our area well maintained. Adequate fire protection is a priority.

Matthew Furbee

7930 Armstrong Road, London

Occupation: Farmer.

Previous experience in public office: N/A

Education/military experience: I attended The Ohio State University pursuing an Associates of Applied Science degree in Beef and Sheep Production and Management.

Community activities/honors: I am an active member of St. Patrick’s Church, and I coach their adult church league softball team. I also have judged beef classes at the Madison County Fair. I have attended all township trustee meetings since May and am the only candidate to attend any meetings, so that upon election I will already be up to date with the issues facing Union Township trustees.

What would you like to accomplish if elected? I look forward to working with current trustees on their ongoing plans to construct a new township building. It is my belief that this can be done with no new taxes. I also believe that the building will be available to residents for small meetings. I would also like to create a township trash day, where a Dumpster will be provided for residents to use.

Brian Lanigan

3045 Payne-Thompson Road, London

Occupation: Farmer, self-employed.

Previous experience in public office: I have not held or run for public office before.

Education/military experience: I am a graduate of Madison Plains High School. I also attended and graduated from Northwestern Business School in Lima, Ohio, in auto-diesel technology. For the past 25 years, I have been a partner in the family farm operation.

Community activities/honors: Ohio Farmers Union member

What would you like to accomplish if elected? I want to see that the trustees continue to work for the people who live in Union Township. I feel the interests of the ones living in the township should come first. And represent the people of the township when dealing with other county and state departments. As the City of London expands into Union Township, to see that the best interest of the township is looked out for.

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