2019 Annual Meeting/Supervisor Election 

Stark Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Stark County Farm Bureau will hold a Joint Annual Meeting at Barley's Event Center (6461 Easton St NE, Louisville) on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. The joint business meeting begins immediately following dinner.

Tickets are $15 per person for Farm Bureau or SWCD members and $30 for non-members.

 

Stark SWCD will hold a supervisor election at the meeting for one (1) position on the Board of Supervisors for three year terms beginning January 1, 2020. Voting starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.

Absentee ballots may be requested in writing to the District office between August 20, 2019 and September 3, 2019 or in person between August 20, 2019 and September 10, 2019.

Eligible voters are Stark County landowner or resident at least 18 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballots must be returned to Stark SWCD (2650 Richville Dr. SE, Suite 100, Massillon, Ohio  44646)  no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 10, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Natalie Hammer

Candidate

Natalie lives in Canal Fulton with her husband, Andrew, and their three children: Joshua, Noelle, and Julianne. Natalie and her husband breed and raise beefalo, chickens, and pigs on their 39 acre farm. She has over 15 years in the cattle business as well as 20 years in land management.

She was elected to the Stark Soil & Water Board of Supervisors in 2017 and currently serves as Board Chair. She is active in her children’s schools, Canal Fulton Chamber of Commerce, American Beefalo Association, and Stark County Farm Bureau.

Natalie is a firm believer that the key to conservation is being good stewards of our resources and keeping a balance between need and resources. She believes that the Board and the District staff have an incredible opportunity to provide both the urban and rural areas of Stark County with opportunities to learn and grow as experienced stewards of our resources.

Richard Horner

Candidate

Rick resides in Tuscarawas Township and has lived in Stark County for 45 years. He works for HYDAC International as an application engineer. A farmer since 1986, he raises registered Angus cattle and grows corn, soybeans, and alfalfa on 150 acres. He has no tilled since 1988 and practices rotational, strip, and mob grazing to protect the soil, reduce potential run-off, raise healthy cattle, and foster productive pastures.

 

He is a life member of American Angus Association and an active member of Eastern Ohio Angus Association and attends Newcomers Chapel of Pigeon Run United Methodist Church in Massillon.

 

Rick is running for supervisor to represent county residents that are engaged in production agriculture and rural living. He feels blessed to own and farm a lot of the same land his family settled on 4 generations ago in Tuscarawas Township.

VOTER ELIGIBILITY

Resident: - May cast one vote and be 18 years of age or older and legal resident of the county - Is a landowner or land occupier (lives in county) and may vote only once as a landowner/land occupier regardless of the number of parcels owned, leased or rented 2 - Must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election using the SEL-6 form.

Non-resident landowner: - May cast one vote in each county land is owned and be 18 years of age or older; - File notarized affidavit (SEL-8) certifying land ownership prior to registering to vote; - Name must be listed on deed at County Recorder’s Office; - May vote only once as a non-resident landowner regardless of number of parcels owned; and - Must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election using the SEL-7 form.

Non-resident land occupier: - May cast one vote in each county voter leases, rents or is a tenant and be 18 years of age or older; - File a notarized affidavit (SEL-8) certifying land occupier status prior to registering to vote - example: verbal farm lease, should have canceled rent check or FSA document; - May vote only once as a land occupier regardless of the number of leases or properties rented; and - Must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election using the SEL-7 form. -

Corporation or Firm: - May cast one vote as a land owner or land occupier regardless of number of parcels owned or leases held; - File a notarized affidavit (SEL-9) verifying status of land ownership or land occupier status prior to registering to vote; - Affidavit must identify a specific individual who will cast the corporations vote and signed by appropriate corporate officer; - Voter must 18 years of age or older; and - Must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election using the SEL-7 form.

Limited Liability Companies (LLC): - May cast one vote as landowner or land occupier; - LLC Officer or LLC designee may vote, but not members; - File a notarized affidavit (SEL-9) certifying landownership or land occupier status prior to registering to vote; - Affidavit must identify a specific individual to cast the LLC’s vote and be signed the appropriate LLC Officer; and - Voter must be 18 years of age or older and must register either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election.

Trusts: - May cast one vote as landowner or land occupier; - Trustee or trustee designee may vote but not beneficiary; - Must file a notarized affidavit (SEL-9) certifying land ownership or land occupier status prior to registering to vote; - Affidavit must identify a specific individual to cast the Trusts Vote and be signed by the Trustee; and - Voter must be 18 years of age or older and must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election.