COLUMBIANA CO. | Candidates' backgrounds

Two candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination. Four candidates are seeking the Republican nomination (* denotes incumbent). Information was not received from Don Vos, a Republican.
Age: 57.Home: 5984 State Route 45, Lisbon.Employment: Columbiana County commissioner since January 1999.Education: Salem High School.Family: Wife, Barbara; five children.Priority: Keeping the county moving forward through infrastructure improvements.
Age: 46.Home: 48867 Brushville Road, East Palestine. Employment: Laborer for Excavation Technologies Inc., Springfield Township.Education: East Palestine High School.Family: Single.Priority: More scrutiny of county departmental budgets.
Age: 58.Home: 14362 East Liverpool Road, Madison Township.Employment: Columbiana County recorder since January 2001. Madison Township trustee 1979 to 2001. Previously worked as teacher and administrator at Beaver School District. Education: Master's degree in public administration from Kent State University.Family: Wife, Patricia; 15 children.Priority: Living within the county's means.
Age: 53.Home: 33251 state Route 172, Lisbon. Employment: Owner of Lisbon Auto Body, Lisbon.Education: Southern High School.Family: Wife, Cindy; two children.Priority: To remedy the county's fiscal problems without unduly burdening taxpayers.
Age: 37.Home: 1315 Boyce Ave., Wellsville. Employment: Owner and Operator of The Messenger, a Wellsville-based community newspaper. Wellsville village councilman for last two years; pastor of Lisbon Community Church. Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism from Marshall University.Family: Wife, Paula; two children.Priority: Keeping the county out of fiscal emergency.

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