Thursday, April 30, 2015
Anthony Hatmaker, candidate for North Ridgeville Ward 4
Political party: Republican
Office sought: North Ridgeville City Council Ward 4
Place of birth: Port Clinton, Ohio
Address: 5870 Tree Moss Lane, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039
Length of residence in that community: Over 10 Years
Employer: Medina County Schools Educational Service Center
Elected office experience: Served as Treasurer of the City of Port Clinton from 2000 to 2004.
Non-elected office experience: Currently serving as Treasurer/CFO of a public agency. Prior to that I served ten years as North Ridgeville City Treasurer. In all, I have well over twenty-five years of financial and administrative experience in a variety of settings both in the public and private sectors. I have more than ten years experience as the lead financial person in organizations I have served.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with an Accounting Major) from Bowling Green State University with additional course work in the areas of Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Human Resources.
Marital status: Single
Organizations: Ohio Association of School Business Officials.
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?:
Obviously, our City has major flooding and street maintenance issues. One of our Councilmen even recently referred to the condition of some of our streets as “embarrassing”. North Ridgeville needs a well thought out capital improvement plan, one that addresses and prioritizes our flooding, street, water, sewer and facility improvements needs over the next twenty years, along with a plan to pay for these improvements. I also think one of the major issues facing the City is the lack of confidence in our current elected officials and I that believe that lack of confidence is well founded.
Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
If you think everything is going great in North Ridgeville, and that we are being led by honorable, competent people, then you should vote for my opponent on May 5th. If however, you think this community can do better and needs to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions and decisions, I ask that you consider supporting my candidacy for City Council in the Republican Primary on May 5th.