Washington Township trustee race
Kranstuber's desire to serve motivates his bid
Charles Kranstuber has served Dublin and Washington Township and wants to continue helping the community with another term as a Washington Township trustee.
The two-term Washington Township trustee is seeking a third in the Nov. 5 election.
Two trustee seats are up for grabs as Kranstuber will face fellow incumbent Denise Franz King and challenger Lloyd Hubler.
"I've enjoyed serving the citizens of Dublin and I look forward to continuing that service," he said.
Kranstuber has lived in Dublin and Washington Township for about 30 years with his wife, Jill. The couple has seven children.
Kranstuber is an attorney with his own law practice.
"We've built a good team in Washington Township," he said. "In the community survey done by Dublin, the fire department got very high marks and ratings from citizens."
Before seeking his first term as a Washington Township trustee in 2005, Kranstuber served on Dublin City Council from 1995 to 2004. He was also a member of the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission and the city's Board of Zoning Appeals.
"We've partnered with the city of Dublin in acquiring green space and developing park land and so we feel we're doing a good job and we're accomplishing what the voters want us to accomplish," Kranstuber said.
"We know the fire department gets high marks with the residents and we work hard on that. It's work I want to continue to do."
The Washington Township Fire Department serves Dublin and Kranstuber said the department's accomplishments include a quick response time and full accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.
"It's one of only eight fire departments in the state with full accreditation and our response time for fire and EMS is six minutes," he said.
The township hired a consultant to look at administration and Kranstuber said he'd like to see that through with another term.
"We have hired a consultant to look at our management hierarchy and to make sure that our salaries are competitive and we have the proper management structure in place to maximize efficiency," he said. "That is currently in progress and will probably take a few more months."