Name: Donald Hays
I am seeking the office of Jackson Township Trustee. I am a farmer and owner of a seed sales and treatment business in Jackson Township.
I am a 2001 graduate of Eaton Community Schools and have a Bachelors of Science from The Ohio State University. I am very involved with the Eaton First Church of God where I am the chairman of the Facilities Team, I’m a member of the National Trail FFA Advisory Council, and help when needed with the local 4-H. Much like in business, a Township Trustee must be fiscally responsible and focused on what is best for the township as a whole.
When elected, I will focus on keeping our roads safe by clearing snow/ice, maintaining proper signage, clearing tree limbs and alleviating flood waters. A big part of a Township Trustee’s responsibility is the safety of the residences and travelers on our roadways. I will also continue efforts to help clean up our neighborhoods, working with county officials to clean up abandon and neglected properties and dump sites around Jackson Township.
In my opinion it is paramount that we keep our community clean and our roadways clear of obstructions, not only for the residents of Jackson Township but for anyone just passing through. I will work hard to make sure Jackson Township continues to be a welcoming community strongly rooted in agriculture. I would be honored to serve as the next Jackson Township Trustee.
Name: Dean Petry
Office seeking: Jackson Township Trustee
Occupation: Self employed farming
Past Political Posts Held: Jackson Township Trustee
Education: National Trail High School
Community Involvement: Preble County Ag Society, 16 years
Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position? I have served the township for the past eight years as trustee and feel that I am fair, reliable, dedicated, and available to work hard for the residents of Jackson Twp.
What is the most crucial issue facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it? Financial stability — continue to adopt a budget and operate within that budget
If elected, what would be your chief priorities? To insure fire and emergency services to residents of Jackson Twp. Keep ball park available to all and continue routine maintenance of roads, ditches, and signs, and respectfully maintain cemetery
Name: Joshua K. Ruebush
Office Seeking: Jackson Township Trustee
Past Political Posts Held: None
Education: 2001 Eaton High School Gradute; 2002 Graduate from Nashville Auto Diesel College with an Associates in Applied Science
Community Involvement: Gateway Church, Richmond Indiana
Why are you the most qualified candidate for this position? My Experience as a full-time farmer and other skills that I have, will connect well with the tasks of a trustee.
What is the most crucial issue facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it? From talking to community members, I feel that there are many road issues that could be maintained and addressed in a more timely manner.
If elected, what would be your chief priorities? My chief priorities as trustee would be to maintain roadways through each season, keeping our tree lines trimmed back and maintain community areas.