ROCKSPRINGS — The Meigs County Republican Party hosted a Meet the Candidate event and hog roast on Sunday afternoon at the Meigs County Fairgrounds.
Candidates for local and state office spoke to the approximately 100 people in attendance about what they would bring to their respective office if elected or re-elected. Incumbents also spoke about the ways they have followed through on their respective campaign promises over the past four years or more.
Several local candidates also noted the cooperation and teamwork that takes place between the office holders with such items as collection of back taxes and the court system.
Local candidates speaking were, Kay Hill, Meigs County Recorder, running for re-election; Peggy Yost, Meigs County Treasurer, running for re-election; Diane Lynch, Meigs County Clerk of Courts, running for re-election; Dr. Douglas Hunter, Meigs County Coroner, running for re-election; Eugene Triplett, Meigs County Engineer, running for re-election; Steve Story, Meigs County Court Judge, running for re-election; Randy Smith, candidate for Meigs County Commissioner; Robert Beegle, Meigs County Sheriff, running for re-election; and Colleen Williams, Meigs County Prosecutor, running for re-election.
Other candidates speaking at the event were Congressman Bill Johnson, U.S. House of Representatives 6th District; Shane Thompson, candidate for State Senate 30th District; Charles Richter, candidate for State Representative 94th District; and Judge Leonard Holzapfel, current Jackson County Common Pleas Judge and candidate for 4th District Court of Appeals.