Ridgeway GOP Committee backs Hill for town clerk, Toussaint and Barber for Town Board

Posted 11 June 2021 at 7:16 am


Early voting is quickly approaching! June 12this the first day we can get out to vote in the 2021 primary.  In the Town of Ridgeway, we have two primary races on the Republican line.

There are two seats up for election for the town council. The Ridgeway Republican Committee has endorsed Jeff Toussaint and Cliff Barber for these seats. Jeff has served the town for over 20 years and brings invaluable experience to the roll. Cliff is looking to be elected to his first term as a councilperson.  As a lifelong resident of the area and a small business owner in Ridgeway, he is looking to bring a fresh set of eyes to the table.

For Town Clerk, Ridgeway residents have three candidates to choose from. Hannah Hill is the Republican Committee’s endorsed candidate. Hannah has past experience in the Clerk’s office as well as several years of experience in the banking industry. Her solid financial background and organizational skills will benefit the town in her role. Hannah is a lifelong Orleans County resident and a Ridgeway homeowner who is raising her family here and is excited to work to keep the Town Clerk’s office fiscally responsible and accessible to residents.

The Ridgeway Republican Committee had the opportunity to interview all three candidates running for town clerk as well as the three candidates running to fill the two town council seats. Our committee of 14 felt the endorsed candidates, Hannah Hill, Jeff Toussaint and Cliff Barber, are best suited for the jobs.

The last year and a half have been tough for a lot of people. Covid has made many people pay more attention to politics, both locally and nationally. There are many people that would like to see change happen in our town.

The primary election is a great opportunity to start that change! If you are a registered Republican in the Town of Ridgeway, please take the time to vote.

Early voting is from June 12 to June 20 at the Board of Elections Office in Albion. The primary election is June 22 at the Ridgeway Fire Hall or Ridgeway Town Hall, depending on your address.

Ridgeway Republican Committee

Laura Olinger, Chairperson

Kenny Baker

Charlie Smith

Virginia Nicholson

Ayesha Kreutz

Dawn Meland

Gary Lawton

Steve Bunch

Matt Kreutz

Melody Parker

Amanda Kroening

Kevin Bogan

Steve Songer

Nancy Traxler