West Chester Trustee and Lady Liberty.​

West Chester

As West Chester Trustee, I will stand for fiscal responsibility, don’t spend money we don’t have and keep money in the hands of our businesses and residents. I will stay focused on what makes our Township great – quality road maintenance and a strong police and fire department.

Economic Development

Currently, West Chester has 21% of its and left to develop. As the next West Chester Trustee, I will be a good steward of that land – working to make sure that the development balances quality of life for current residents and developers. We must make sure that our police and fire department is well funded when we add more development.

West Chester was named one of the best places to live in America six times. There are many factors to our success. Our low crime rate is an important part. Another part was our strong economic standing. West Chester currently has $2 billion in assessed real estate value which is the second highest in the Tri-State after Cincinnati. We are also the second highest job creator behind Cincinnati with a 1.7% unemployment rate. We are proud to support our 3600 businesses in the Township. West Chester also has a AAA+ bond rating which gives us the option to build at a low borrowing rate.

Government Transparency

West Chester Township is on the cutting edge when it comes to government transparency. The Township recently released the Community Checkbook called OpenGov – a platform that will give citizens the right to search sending and how the dollars in our Township is spent. This expectation of government transparency is important to including citizens included in being a watchdog of the Township.

Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

Government spending is a very important aspect of the job of a Trustee. Spending should include a focus on keeping our road and infrastructure in good shape, fully funding our police and fire departments and caring for our parks and cemetery. Currently, our budget has carryover in all categories:

General Fund – $10.1 Million Carryover
Police – $11.3 Million Carryover (Almost $32M and 69% budget)
Fire – $15.2 Million Carryover
Roads – $2.5 Million Carryover

Fiscal responsibly, making sure the money spent in our Township is focused on the budgetary items within the purview of the Township is pivotal.

How I am Going to Vote November in 2017

How I am Going to Vote November in 2017

Voting is upon us. November 7th is this Tuesday. Make sure you head to the polls. For the full term for West Chester Trustee, I am voting for Mark Welch.  You can cast two votes in that race, but I am only voting for the fiscal conservative Welch.  Mark is endorsed by the Butler County Republican Party West Chester Region and has served West Chester well. For the open seat, I am voting for myself.  I am endorsed for by the Butler County Republican Party. For Lakota School Board, I am voting for Todd Parnell. Todd Parnell is running for ...
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West Chester has a choice November 7th

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West Chester has a choice in the November 7th election.  Where do we want to go for the next 25 years?  Over the past few decades, West Chester has been blessed to have strong leaders with a firm vision, one that built us up to be one of the best places to live in America.  Looking forward, we will need leadership in our Trustees that will have expectations, giving our community a chance to stay one of the best places to live. I have very strong expectations of leadership. Over my eight years in politics, I have seen many of ...
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West Chester Trustee Vote is Important

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This year you have the opportunity to vote for all three of our West Chester Trustees.  That hasn't happened in a very long time. Usually this year would be a vote for two of our trustee seats.  But that changed when George Lang was chosen to be our new State Representative. The three seats are broken up into two elections.  Mark Welch and Lee Wong's seats are separate from the seat George vacated.  Its like two lanes of traffic.  In the first lane, Mark and Lee.  Second lane, my race. There will be a lot of campaign signs up this year, ...
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Why I'm Running for West Chester Trustee

Why I'm Running for West Chester Trustee

West Chester is faced with a question for our future. Where do we want to go for the next 25 years?​Do we want to have a community that lives large, spending what we have on lavish infrastructure or do we live with fiscal responsibility, spending conservatively and having a strong community that we pass on to the next generation?I would like to see us live in a community that looks forward to the next generation.​Over the past 25 years, West Chester has been guided by our 2025 Vision. A plan that looked into the future – gathering together residents from ...
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Time to get to the polls

Election Day is upon us. It's time to go out and vote. It has been a crazy election season - I have many stories to tell you in the coming days about my experience as a part of the Trump campaign and in dealing with Republicans across the state. That story will be told soon - now its time to head to the polls. Election Day When: Tuesday, November 8th 6:30am to 7:30pm Where: Find where you vote here - http://www.butlercountyelections.org/where_do_i_vote/index.php If you are interested in having a Butler County Republican Party slate card, you can find it here - http://butlercountyfortrump.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Butler-County-Slate-Card-2016.pdf Election ...
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Thursday, June 9, 2016, my son Zack and I had the honor of attending the swearing-in of Warren Davidson to Congress.  It was an amazing experience. After a morning of taking in the sites of DC, Zack and I headed up to the Capital building.  We entered the Longworth House Office Building, went through security and found the office for the 8th District of Ohio. This was Speaker Boehner's old Congressional Office. It was a big office because he was a senior member of Congress.  After November's election, Warren will move to one of the little offices - but for ...
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