Two write-in candidates and a 10-year veteran are vying for two seats on the Troy Township board of trustees Nov. 7.
Malcom, a write-in candidate, is employed as director of classified services at Buckeye Valley Local Schools. He is a former trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He and his wife moved to Troy Township in 1985 where they raised their three sons.
“I believe I should be elected as a Troy Township Trustee because I am familiar with the role and the responsibilities which include our cemeteries, our zoning code, or road maintenance and snow removal,” he said. “A big part of this is upkeep and maintenance of roads. My experience as an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper along with my current position at Buckeye Valley, which includes transportation and budgeting, helps me problem solve in this area.”
Malcom said he believes the most pressing issue for the township is communication with residents. He said it’s important to him that the trustees engage with the community so that the residents know what is happening within the township.
“I will listen to the residents’ concerns and be effective and transparent with all township resources,” he said. “I feel a quarterly newsletter should be a part of this communication, along with social media, and an easily accessible website.
“I will be fair, honest and open in all my dealings as a trustee,” he added.
Price has served as township trustee for 10 years. He’s worked as a realtor for 25 years with Price Realty in Delaware County. He’s been married for 20 years and has raised two sons.
Prior to serving as a trustee, Price served on the zoning commission and as a zoning inspector.
“I grew up in Troy Township and lived in my current residence for the past 20 years,” he said. “I work very well with the current board of trustees. I feel that the current board and myself provide the township residents with exceptional service from snow plowing and road maintenance to listening to their concerns and questions.”
Price said the most pressing issue the township faces is “reduction in state funding, we have had to be more prudent with the revenue provided.”
He said the board is addressing the lost funding from the state by looking for other sources.
“We’ve been the recipients of two Ohio Public Works Commission grants in the past few years to fund large road improvements projects,” Price said.
Whitney is a write-in candidate running for Troy Township trustee.
He grew up in the township and is a partner in the law firm of Firestone, Brehm, Wolf, Whitney and Young LLP in Delaware. He has been married for 17 years and is raising three children with his wife.
“I have experience in working on public boards, as a past member of the Troy Township Board of Zoning Commission and as a member of the Buckeye Valley Board of Education,” he said.
Whitney said he feels that his experience of serving on two other boards will allow him to smoothly adapt to working as a trustee.
“During my time on the BV Board, the district passed a bond issue for the construction of two new elementary facilities while remaining fiscally responsible to the community,” he said.
Whitney said the continued growth and economic development, especially along the US 23 corridor, are the top issues the township faces.
“As the township continues to grow, it’s important that township officials address matters wisely so as not to discourage smart growth and ensuring the rural and residential nature of our township,” he said.