Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Augsburger wins race for Auglaize court judge
By Ed Gebert
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County voters elected Andrew Augsburger as the new municipal court judge with 68 percent of the vote.
Augsburger has served the past 20 years as Auglaize County assistant prosecutor.
"Obviously I'm happy with the result, and humbled that the voters have selected me as the next municipal court judge in Auglaize County," Augsburger told the newspaper on Tuesday night. "The margin of victory was the most humbling, that the voters selected me by that wide a margin."
Augsburger will replace retiring Judge Gary Herman.
"I would be remiss not to thank Judge Gary Herman for his 36 years of service. I have huge shoes to fill," he said in a news release.
Augsburger defeated St. Marys native David G. Weilbacher for the post with 7,720 voting for Augsburger and 4,599 voting for Weilbacher.
"Tonight, was never about me, rather it was about the hard work and dedication of the residents of this county," Augsburger said in the release. "As your Municipal Court judge, it will be my priority to continue to put the people of this county first."
Augsburger congratulated Weilbacher on his campaign and thanked his wife, Candice, and his children, Mariel, Christian and Seth, for their tireless support.