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Councilman Zack Perkins announces candidacy for Tiffin mayor

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Tiffin City Councilman Zack Perkins (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin City Councilman Zack Perkins announced Friday that he will seek to become the city’s next mayor.

Perkins said in a press release that he has submitted the necessary documents to Tiffin City Council for consideration to serve the remainder of Mayor Aaron D. Montz’s unexpired term. Montz announced earlier this month that he will resign from the position of mayor in July to take on a new role as president and CEO of Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership.

“The past 2 weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions for me. I was completely shocked when I was notified that the mayor was going to resign and move on as the CEO and President of Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership. After Council President Boyle announced she would not be fulfilling the mayor’s term I began to receive requests from citizens, friends, and neighbors asking me to run for the mayor’s unexpired term. After careful consideration I have decided to pursue the vacated seat and plan to run for a full term in 2023,” Perkins said.

Perkins currently serves as chairman of the Streets, Sidewalks, and Sewer Committee and also serves on the Personnel and Labor Relations, Economic Development, and Downtown Planning committees. He is also city council’s representative to the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership.

Perkins is a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School as well as the Leadership Seneca County program. He is currently self-employed and does freelance work in business management/operations and human resources. He has more than 22 years of business management experience with large corporate operations as well as small locally-owned businesses, according to the press release.

“I take my bid for mayor of Tiffin very seriously. I know and understand that it is more than a full-time position, it is a lifestyle,” Perkins said. “Following in the footsteps of Mayor Montz will be no easy task but I believe that we share many values and beliefs in the way the city needs to be ran. We must continue pursuing growth while making every dollar count.”

Perkins has resided in Tiffin for most of his life. He is married to his wife Danielle and they have two children, Zoey and Draven, who both attend Tiffin City Schools.

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