02/01/17 – 6:11 P.M.
Update – 2/2/17 – 5:07 A.M.
A crowded field of candidates is running for Findlay City Council seats this spring. The February 1 deadline to submit petitions saw five Republicans and four Democrats file to run for council-at-large seats.
Republican incumbents Grant Russel, Tom Shindledecker, and Jeff Wobser will face challenges from Barrett Brooks Jr. and David Morrow. On the Democratic side; Timothy Davis, Mary Harshfield, Barbara Lockard, and Heidi Mercer are all running. The top three vote-getters in each party move on to the November general election. From there, voters must pick three of the remaining six candidates.
Two people are running for council president. Current 3rd Ward Councilman Ron Monday is running against Thomas Ross for the Republican nomination. Current Council President Jim Slough is running for the 4th Ward seat unopposed. Current 4th Ward Representative Tom Klein decided not to run for reelection.
The only other contested race features Dina Ostrander and Michael Tanner running for the 3rd Ward seat.
The full list of council candidates is on our website.
- Barrett Brooks, Jr. (R)
- David Morrow (R)
- Incumbent Grant Russell (R)
- Incumbent Tom Shindledecker (R)
- Incumbent Jeff Wobser (R)
- Timothy Davis (D)
- Mary Harshfield (D)
- Barbara Lockard (D)
- Heidi Mercer (D)
Findlay Council President
- Ronald Monday (R)
- Thomas Ross (R)
Findlay Council First Ward (Uncontested)
Findlay Council Second Ward (Uncontested)
Findlay Council Third Ward
- Dina Ostrander (R)
- Michael Tanner (R)
Findlay Council Fourth Ward (Uncontested)
Findlay Council Fifth Ward (Uncontested)
Findlay Council Sixth Ward
Findlay Council Seventh Ward (Uncontested)
Findlay Municipal Court Judge (Uncontested)
Findlay Treasurer (Uncontested)
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