Ottawa County Commissioners Mark Stahl and Steve Arndt will have some important company this Wednesday when they hold their Campaign Kickoff at Catawba Island Club from 7 to 9 p.m. Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett and long-time State Rep. Randy Gardner will also be on hand for the event.
In his invitation letter to potential attendees, Arndt had this to say: “Mark Stahl and I care about the people and community of Ottawa County. We enjoy the satisfaction that comes from balancing our budget, working with people, counties and the State of Ohio on projects that improve our economy and quality of life.” Arndt also points to the combined total of 40 years of experience.
The local Republican Party faithful are hoping to continue the surprising situation of having 2 of the three County Commissioner seats in a Courthouse that is dominated by Democrats. Stahl, who is just completing his first term in office, has a daunting task as he will be challenged by Democrat County Auditor Jody Regal. Arndt also has Democrat opposition in November.
Attendance at the kickoff event is $25 per person.