Election Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who own or occupy land within the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.

There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

1.) At the SWCD office, 2900 Columbus Ave. Rm 131, Sandusky, OH 44870 , from 8/21/2023 until 9/15/2023 during normal business hours and 9/18/2023 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM; or

2.) At the SWCD Annual Meeting, which will take place at Sandusky Yacht Club on 9/18/2023 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM ; or

3.) Voting absentee from 8/20/2023 until 9/18/2023, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address 2900 Columbus Ave. Rm 131, Sandusky, OH 44870, by calling 419-626-5211, or email alorensen@eriecounty.oh.gov. Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by 9/18/2023 at 3:00 PM.                                                                     

 Erie Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors will be elected to a three‐year term commencing January 1, 2024 and ending December 31, 2026.

Nominees are:

  • Tom Krumwiede: Tom and his wife, Olivia, reside in Florence Township with their five-year-old twin daughters.  Tom is a graduate of Firelands High School and The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster where he studied crop management.  He is a full time farmer raising corn, soybeans, wheat, and a 100 head of beef cattle.  In the rare instance where Tom has some free time, he enjoys bow hunting and fishing. 
  • Tom Wensink: Tom and his wife, Jen, reside in Sandusky.  Tom is a fourth generation farmer on the family farm and part of Wensink Farm Seeds.  They raise corn, soybeans, winter wheat, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, and spelt for seed.  Tom is a graduate of Perkins High School, The Ohio State University with a degree in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Hood College with a degree in Business Administration.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer and spent six years working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Frederick, Maryland.  While working for NRCS as an Area Engineer and the State Hydraulic Engineer, he focused on water quality and flooding issues.  Tom and Jen have an eleven-year-old son, a seven-year-old daughter, and a five-year-old daughter.  He enjoys home improvement projects, spending time with his family, and working on the farm.
  • Phil Weilnau: Phil and his wife, Mary, reside in Milan Township.  They have 3 daughters ranging in ages from 10 to 23.  Phil graduated from Edison High School and continued on to earn a degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University.  Although he still works occasionally as a computer consultant, Phil spends most of his time on the family farm.  Phil is the seventh generation to work on his 1400 acre farm where he and his father primarily raise popcorn.  Phil serves on the Milan Township Zoning Commission, enjoys spending time with his family, and likes to play guitar and keyboard on the rare occasion he has free time. He is proud to say that he incorporates conservation practices on his farm by planting cover crops and using no-till on 100% of his land.