With incumbent Gayla Reinhart barred by term limits from seeking re-election this year, two Republican candidates have tossed their hats in the ring and will seek the GOP nomination for Adams County Clerk of Courts. Veteran businessman Ed Dyer and longtime deputy county recorder Jim Voglewede Jr. will square off in the May 6 primary election. Both candidates were issued an identical set of questions as part of the Daily Democrat’s pre-election coverage.
Dyer resides at 332 Mercer Ave., Decatur. He is the owner of the Java Bean Cafe in Decatur and the owner of an auctioneering service for more than 30 years. He was a candidate for Adams County Treasurer in 2012, losing to current Treasurer Tom Kreuckeberg.
Voglewede resides at 2711 E 600 N, Decatur. He has eight years of experience in the Adams County Recorder’s office.
He was a candidate for county recorder in May of 2012, and in November of 2012 was elected to a seat on the North Adams school board.
Q. What is your main reason for seeking this office?
DYER: I simply want to serve the citizens of Adams County. I am in a point in my life where I can take all the lessons learned through my 40 years in business, and use that to serve the citizens of our great county.
The clerk’s office is a busy place. There are many different things going on there every day. This can all take place within an office with friendly, efficient, knowledgeable employees to handle all the various needs of our customers.
VOGLEWEDE: I want to use my leadership skills, knowledge and county work experience (eight years as first deputy recorder) to professionally serve the citizens of Adams County.
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