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In Harrison Township, three candidates are seeking two trustee positions. The candidates are incumbents Eric Smith and Mark VanBuren and newcomer Brad Williams.
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    Eric Smith Self employed auctioneer, realtor and appraiser.

  • Mark A. VanBuren Farmer, Owner Van Buren Acres

  • Brad Williams

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Education Watkins Memorial graduate. Missouri Auction School graduate. Columbus State. Hondros College.
Experience Nearly 10 years serving as Harrison Township Trustee. Served on Harrison Township Board of Zoning Appeals before trustee.
Family Wife of 20 years and two teenage sons.
Religion Christian
Campaign email trusteesmith@outlook.com
Honesty, integrity, accountability, and experience. I feel that I am accessible and responsive to our resident's needs in a timely fashion. I have served for nearly 10 years as a trustee, with no controversy, all while continuing to provide the services that our residents have come to expect and appreciate. Additionally, we have continued to work within our budget, have not asked for any increase in taxes, and strengthened our zoning while I have served on the board.
As an incumbent trustee, I feel it is my obligation to continue to be fiscally responsible and to have a proactive approach, while looking to manage long term development, in order to maintain the quality of life we have come to enjoy in our township. We are poised to experience tremendous growth in the near future, and I feel that it is vitally important to have a grasp on those issues, which we will be facing soon. This process continues with the evolution of our comprehensive plan and the strengthening of our zoning resolution.

Additionally, we need to work within our budget and continue to be fiscally responsible. While the costs of goods and services have continued to rise, we have sought innovative methods for the treatment and maintenance of our roadways. Our township is known for the quality of our roadways and we look forward to continue providing those services.
Serving as Harrison Township Trustee has provided me with another avenue to give back to the community that I love. I have seen the changes and progress which have occurred, and am proud to continue providing first rate services, while being fiscally responsible. It is an honor to serve our community, and I look forward to performing in the public’s best interests while in office. Our township has been controversy free while I have served as your trustee; we are pro-actively addressing our zoning resolution; and we continue providing the services that our residents appreciate. While looking forward to the opportunity to serve as your trustee for another term, I pledge to continue to make Harrison Township a community that we are all proud to call home. I humbly ask for your vote in this election.
Age 50
Education Graduate Watkins Memorial High School Business Administration, The Ohio State University MBA Finance MVNU
Experience 5 terms Harrison Twp. Trustee Former Licking County Commissioner Past Kirkersville Council Member President Licking County Twp. Association Board President West Licking Joint Fire District, Vice President of the Kirkersville Cemetery Assoc.
Family Married to Catherine
Religion Methodist, Trustee of the Kirkersville United Methodist church
Campaign email mavb@prodigy.net
I have had the privilege to work for the residents of the township for five terms. During this time, I have worked on many issues from road and drainage issues to zoning and development issues, all for the betterment of our community. The experience I gained from on the job training has been vital as well as forming relationships with other elected officials, county and statewide, has helped me be effective for the residents. There have been many boards and committees I have chaired when I have had to make tough decisions as your trustee and as the Board President of the West Licking Joint Fire District. Each time I make the decision I always take the best interest of the residents in mind
The number one issue is growth and development. The residents deserve and expect a great place to live and raise a family. As time moves on developers choose western Licking County, including our township to make a dollar. We as a township have to be prepared to decide what the needs of the township are. Harrison Township has some of the highest property values in central Ohio and I want to keep it this way. The way to control growth is to have an up to date land use plans, and good knowledgeable zoning boards. The township is very fortunate to have some of the best boards in the county
Harrison Township is a great place to live and raise a family, and I always believed the residents deserve the best. I have lived all my life in Harrison Township and operate my business in the township. Experience is very important when dealing with growth and development, as well as listening to the residents which I have always done. I am asking for your support this election. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 740-404-8656. Thank you
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