Especially in view of yet another severe event this year, FLOODING is the problem most on the minds of many Findlay residents. We've been talking, studying, having meetings and arguing for years and it's time to get more action. With a first step still to get started, the more time that goes by just seems to add more to the expected costs, and exposes us to the possibility of more flood damage. We need to use whatever influence can be found to speed up the process.

      Still wondering about Issue 2?

All sides seem to agree that the most impartial source of information about Issue 2 is the League of Women Voters. The Youtube below is a link to the League sponsored debate in the Cleveland area. This was most helpful to me and I recommend it highly.

              We need to reach out to our neighbors to solve our many common concerns. I want to find new ways to accomplish better communication with everyone in the community, including with the area surrounding the city. We must also think ahead, and be prepared for the future.



There's so much to love about Findlay...


       .....but we have some problems, too.

All early voting  takes place at the Hancock County Board of Elections Office at

PHONE: 419.422.3245

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Facebook:   Mary Harshfield for City Council

Twitter:       @maryharshfield2

Telephone:  (419) 819-1165

Snail mail:  P.O. Box 396, Findlay, OH 45839

Mary Harshfield

       Mary Harshfield grew up in Findlay and graduated from Findlay High School. She attended  the University of Findlay before transferring to Bowling Green State University where she earned her bachelor's degree. She then embarked on a teaching career during which she completed a Master's degree in American Culture, concentrating on political science and the media.

       Her teaching experience included schools in Ohio and Michigan teaching English and French at the high school and junior high level, plus enrichment classes for elementary students. She spent several years as the Foreign Language Department Head. She participated in Ohio State and Temple University programs in France and led student groups to French Canada.

       At the same time Mary was active in her local Education Association and served as a representative in the group for many years and as an officer. Concerned about the problems in her community, she volunteered in numerous Democratic campaigns and elections. At one point she organized and worked in a citizens' exit poll out of a desire to help ensure honest elections.

    Upon retiring from teaching and returning to her Findlay roots, Mary was able to reconnect with family and help care for her mother in her last years. Once back, she also became active within the community and took an interest in the problems that our area faces in relation to the economy, local environmental issues and the desire that all citizens of our area have representation in their government. She previously ran for the Findlay Council in 2015 and for the Ohio House, District 83 in 2016.

      Mary was married for 27 years and has two daughters and one granddaughter.

Some backers of Issue 2, according to the Findlay Courier, are Bernie Sanders, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, and Max Cleland, former Veteran Affairs Director. It is also backed by former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who made an appearance at our Fall Dinner October 4th.


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ELECTION DAY--November 7, 2017.

Candidate for Findlay City Council

We need to get serious about AFFORDABLE HOUSING in Findlay.  Officials have complained about a lack of enough workers to fill large numbers of job openings; however, many of these jobs do not pay enough to afford the available living quarters.  Another option might be to raise the pay, though that alone might not be enough.

Democratic City Council  at Large Candidates

               (Election November 7, 2017)

OPIOID ADDICTION has proven to be a top problem nationally, but has been particularly intractable in Ohio, including here in Findlay.  In past discussions here, many have worried about having group housing too close to their own homes, but the frightening fact is that there are almost certainly addicts living nearby in every neighborhood.  In spite of previous efforts, the drug epidemic continues to worsen, and more effective  measures to counteract it must be found. We must invest in more treatment centers and longer treatment times. One important help in fighting deaths would be for our police to be trained in the use of and carry naloxone to save more lives. For me, it is of top importance to vigorously educate everyone about the dangers posed by legal opioid drugs, as well as illegal ones.


Vote for Democrats on City Council.

Monday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. at Coffee Amici --  Join me and other Findlay and Hancock County Democrats and others for discussion of the issues that concern you.

Monday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.  Regular Hancock County Democratic Party meeting, being held this month at the Black History Library and Multicultural Center

Upcoming events

Early and Absentee Voting

Until Oct. 27, you can vote Monday thru Friday

from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

          After that:

                Monday, Oct. 30-Friday Nov. 3, from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

                Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

                Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.         

      LAST DAY TO EARLY VOTE--Monday, Nov.6, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Who's in favor of Issue 2?