Candidate profiles: Harrison Township Trustees


Ferguson


Hosbrook


Name: John Ferguson

Office Seeking: Harrison Township Trustee

Occupation: Self-Employed

Past Political Posts Held: None

Education: 1974 Graduate of Northmont High School and Miami Valley CTC

Attended Sinclair Community College

Community Involvement: Lewisburg United Methodist Church; Masonic Lodge; Millwrights Local #1090

Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position? Having been an employee of Harrison Township for nine years. I saw firsthand what improvements need to be made to make the township run more efficiently. I would work for all the citizens in the township.

What is the most crucial issue facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it? Improve the oversight of the employees. Make improvements to the infrastructure. Use tax dollars wisely and work to eliminate waste.

If elected, what would be your chief priorities? Work to enhance accountability and promote much needed change. I will look for opportunities of economic growth and improved efficiency while maintaining a rural atmosphere. These improvements would not result in a reduction of current services.

Name: Johnny Hosbrook

Office seeking: I am running for Harrison Township Trustee

My occupation: 48 years experience as a Real Estate Agent/Broker, currently with Better Homes and Gardens Big Hill, a Harrison Township Trustee and I am a retired farmer

Education: I graduated high school in West Milton and took my real estate courses and received my license through the Dayton Area Board of Realtors, and currently do continuing education.

Serving as a Mason for 25 years and Harrison Township Trustee for over 38 years keeps me involved with the community.

I feel I am qualified for this position because I have lived and raised my family in Harrison Township for 54 years, and served as a Harrison Township trustee for over 38 years. Being a Real Estate Agent primarily in this area helps me keep up with the concerns of the citizens.

My biggest concern for the township is keeping our roads and cemeteries in good shape.

I want to be a good steward of the township fiances while working on getting more grants to help with the budget.

If re-elected I will continue to listen to the concerns of the citizens, work on getting more grants, continue fixing the roads and cemeteries.

Name: Mark Mullins

Office Seeking: Harrison Township Trustee

Education: Twin Valley North High School, Wright State University

Community Involvement: Former Preble County 4-H Advisor for 15 years; former Preble County Fair Board member; longtime member of Lewisburg Baptist Church; past president of UAW Local 6024; United States Marine Corps veteran

Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position? I am a lifelong resident of Harrison township with a vested interest in the betterment of our community. I will make myself available to address any concerns of the people of Harrison Township.

What is the most crucial issue facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it? Control spending is the most crucial issue facing our residents. I believe government officials do not realize that tax dollars are real monies generated by the hard work of the citizens. The money spent by our local government must done responsibly.

If elected what would be your chief priorities? 1. Ensure that the people of Harrison Township receive the best value for the tax dollars we pay. 2. Give transparency of Harrison Township actions to our residents.

Name: Ric G. Prater

Office Seeking: Harrison Township Trustee

Occupation: Retired Village of Lewisburg Village Council & Harrison Township Trustee for 24 years

Education: BS Business Admin. from Defiance College

Community Involvement: Member of First United Church of Christ; 23 years helping Cabbage Patch; 25 years feeding Tri-County North HS Football Team each week during season.

Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position? Experience and education in finance. Harrison Township is not carrying any debt (fixed).

What is the most crucial issue facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it? Infrastructure of the roads. A lot of our culverts were put in during the 1930s and need to be updated.

If elected, what would be your chief priorities? Listen to the majority of the public and keep them safe through good roads, fire and ambulance service. Also, maintaining the care and needs for our three cemeteries.

Ferguson
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Hosbrook
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