John McGauley says he can improve county government. For the past five years, McGauley has served as the Allen County Recorder -- the office in charge of collecting and preserving documents.
McGauley says since he took office, he has made a number of efficiencies which he believes could make county government more efficient as a whole. He says he has reduced the average document processing time from more than two months to a single day.
But incumbent Peters Argues he is working to make similar changes county-wide. Last year, the county passed a plan to build an electronic permitting system, and has taken steps to make it easier for businesses to develop in the county.
Both candidates say they will push for a single-executive system of county government to replace the current three-commissioner system. They say having a single executive will simplify the decision-making process and make government work faster.