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Election Questionnaire Date questionnaire completed: September 12, 2011 Office sought: Mayor of Middlefield

Name: Ronald W. Wiech Age: 52

Gender: Male

Home address: 15853 Grove St. Middlefield, Ohio 44062 Length of residence in that community: 15 years Campaign Web Site: Occupation: retired Marital status: married Name of spouse: Christine Weikart

Name and age of any children: Renee 29, Ronald 27, stepchildren Michael 23, Jeremy 20. Public office experience: councilman, Middlefield, 2 years, elected. Non-elected experience (committees, boards, etc.): Trained, experienced facilitator/negotiator. Negotiated labor agreement for 35,000 employees in 2005. Four years on executive leadership committee 2007-2011. Education: School/city/state High School Other Chardon, Chardon, Ohio Years, Degree-Subject or Certificate 4 years Graduate

Cleveland State, Cleveland, Ohio 1/2year Leadership Academy

Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’d like to change, address, improve or further research, and how specifically would you go about it? 1) Form a economic development council to work with the Geauga County Department of Community and Economic Development, Jobs Ohio/Ohio Means Jobs, and research companies seeking to expand in or relocate to Ohio. 2) Develop a committee to research activities/events for teenagers and foster community involvement.

3) Maintain village services without increasing tax millage, working with department supervisors to maintain and/or increase efficiencies. Seek to attract new business to Middlefield to increase tax base.

Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you? I will be a full time mayor make to make certain taxpayers get the biggest return for their dollar. Being retired, I have the ability to devote time to administrative and daily business of the village.

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