Candidate profiles: Twin Township Trustees



Name: Curtis Falldorf

Office Seeking: Twin Township Trustee

Occupation: Full time grain farmer

Past Political Posts Held: none

Education: 1981 graduate of Twin Valley South and Montgomery County Joint Vocational School (auto mechanics)

Community Involvement: Active member of the Eaton First Church of God, Farm Bureau

Why are you most qualified candidate for this position? I don’t know that I am necessarily the most qualified candidate for trustee but I do feel I have skills, qualities and knowledge that would make a good trustee. I have experience working with heavy equipment, diagnosing and repairing machinery and plowing snow. I have a current commercial driver’s license and farming allows me to be available much of the year. I would like to think that Twin township residents would feel comfortable contacting me with their concerns and questions. When I was approached about running for trustee, I asked questions and attended meetings to learn about the job. I decided to run after much thought and discussion and with the support and encouragement of my family and friends.

What is the most crucial issue facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it? I don’t know of any “crucial issue” other than filling the position of trustee that became open after the death of a trustee which was after the deadline for placing a name on the ballot. Therefore, at least one the trustees elected on November 7 will be a write in candidate. This makes for a unique campaign for the candidates and an unusual situation for the voters.

If elected, what would be your chief priorities? My priority would be to work closely with the other trustees to make good fiscal and common sense decisions about roads, cemeteries, employees and equipment to keep Twin Township a great place to live and raise a family.

Name: Scott Leedy

Office Seeking: Write-In Candidate for Twin Township Trustee

Occupation: Farmer

Past Political Posts Held: None

Education: Twin Valley South 2007; The Ohio State University 2011, Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences with a Production Agriculture minor.

Community Involvement: Farm Bureau Trustee, Twin Valley South FFA Alumni, Twin Valley South FFA Advisory committee member.

Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position? My profession requires many skills such as balancing budgets, performing cost analyses, communicating with a variety of individuals, managing time and operating equipment. All of these skills are key to representing Twin Twp. as well as working with other Trustees and County Departments.

What is the most crucial issue facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it? Being fiscally responsible with Township resources in general. The most crucial specific issue facing Twin Township is containing the spread of a noxious weed (Palmer Amaranth), which has been recently introduced into the area. The weed is difficult to control with herbicides on cropland. However, if the infestation is low enough it can be manually removed. To keep the weed from spreading in the ditches and non cropland areas, I would educate Township employees and residents about how to identify it and how to remove it through a combination of herbicides and manual removal.

If elected, what would be your chief priorities? Controlling noxious weeds, Paving and improving bridges and roadways, Maintaining and improving Sugar Grove Cemetery, Cutting back the trees and brush overgrowth into the roadway.