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Boose returns to public office

Scott Seitz • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

A familiar name was back on the Huron County ballot Tuesday.

Terry Boose was elected Norwalk Township fiscal officer.

Yes, that’s the same Terry Boose that served as Huron County commissioner from 1997 to 2004.

Boose received 225 votes to 200 for incumbent Rhonda Jaworski and 120 for candidate Bridget Musso.

“Very close,” Boose said after the election. “I thought it would be close. I did not do a lot of campaigning. I needed to run on my credentials.”

Boose said he missed serving the taxpayers.

“This is a small way of getting back into it — getting my feet wet,” he said.

Boose said he might run for other offices in the future.

“I would never say no to any of that,” he said.

“I was a little burned out on it,” he said about being a county commissioner. “But I missed the excitement and serving the public.”

Boose talked about his duty as fiscal officer.

“It’s the fiscal officer’s job to keep the financial books, take care of the money, record the minutes and keep the trustees informed of the township’s financial position,” Boose said.

Jaworski and Musso were both disappointed, but had kind words for Boose.

“I’m disappointed, but that’s why we have elections,” Jaworski said. “I wish Terry good luck with the position.”

“Terry is well-qualified,” Musso said. “I’m sure he’ll do a good job.”

Boose will now work with trustees John Riley, Lee Sparks and new trustee Erin Gail Bartle, who defeated Frank Schnellinger in Tuesday’s general election.

Boose’s wife, Mary Lisa, served as Norwalk Township clerk — the position’s former name — for 11 years before resigning last year. All three candidates in Tuesday’s race applied to succeed her, and the trustees then appointed Jaworski.

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