BROWN TOWNSHIP — Three candidates vied for one open seat as trustee for Brown Township during the Miami County election on Tuesday, with John Beal unofficially winning the race with 340 votes.
Along with Beal in the race were Ryan Havenar, with 156 votes, and Dan Sturgill with 39 votes. In total, there were 535 votes.
Beal has successfully owned and operated his own farming business for the past 35 years. Because he is self-employed, he will be able to arrange his schedule to be available for the residents of Brown Township “24 hours a day, 7 days a week” as specific needs arise.
As a lifelong resident of Brown Township, Beal wants to serve the community that has “done so much to enrich my life,” he said.
“I have been actively involved in the community in a wide variety of ways,” Beal said. “It is now my wish to serve in an even larger capacity.”
Beal said he will work diligently to provide strong support to the Fletcher Fire Department and EMS; place time and effort into maintaining and beautifying the Fletcher Cemetary; keep township zoning regulations as they are now; and continue keeping the township fiscally sound during difficult economic times.
Beal is married to Melissa and they have two children, Emily and Isaac.
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