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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -
elections just a week away, candidates are still working hard to get their
message to voters. A forum was held in Perrysburg on Tuesday for candidates to
do just that.
was part debate, part get-to-know session. The focus was on candidates for
Perrysburg municipal judge and the Perrysburg school board.
board hopefuls include incumbents Gretchen Downs, Valerie Hovland and Mark
Schoenlein, as well as challengers Jason Decker, Cal Smith, Sue Larimer and Lara
Martin Lengel. There are only three seats available on the board.
forum was hosted by the Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition. The coalition
says it is not speaking on behalf of a political party, but is looking for
candidates who will live by sound financial principles while running the
think there are some positions where party isn't important," Linda Bowyer, from
the coalition, said of the non-partisan races. "I think it's important to have
the best people, especially for something as important as a school board. You want
really good people who, from our perspective, understand the taxpayers and what
they are facing."
coalition says it will endorse candidates for the upcoming races as soon as all
of its candidate forums are completed.