2009-10-24 / Editorials & Letters

Black introduces himself to voters


To the voters of Union Township, I am Rick Black, a lifelong resident of Union Township, and candidate for Union Township Trustee in the November 3 election.

I grew up on a family farm north of Hebron, graduated from Lakewood High School and The Ohio State University College of Agriculture. I returned to the family business and now am the fifth generation to own and operate that farm.

I served on the Lakewood School Board of Education (1999- 2005) and decided I wanted to pursue further service to my community.

Union Township is a very diverse township that includes portions of three school districts, two municipalities, numerous residential subdivisions, and a substantial industrial development. This provides a variety of issues for trustees to address. I have an open mind and am willing to listen to the myriad of concerns

Township residents tell me of their concern for a lack of information and communication from Union Township Trustees. “Why doesn’t the township have a website with contact information for the elected officials and employees?” they asked me. If I am elected that will be addressed.

I will do my best to provide information on trustees’ decisions of how your tax dollars are spent for road maintenance and fire and EMS services.

Please visit my website: www. voterickblack.com for more information and you will see my involvement in numerous organizations, including several leadership positions

I hope to earn your trust and your vote in this upcoming election.

Rick Black Union Township

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