Lawrence County Commission candidate: Wayne Taylor (R)
HOME CITY: Kitts Hill
HOME COUNTY: Lawrence County, Ohio
PERSONAL STATEMENT: Lawrence County is longing for a leader to do the right thing, make tough decisions. I will take from my life's work ethics, education, faith, family to hold fast to true conservative values. I can assure Lawrence County that I know the importance of sound conservative decisions, I will work hard to protect them. As I believe a true conservative is not only being fiscally responsible, but it is also about how you live your life, serve your community. I'll represent the values you hold dear. I want to see Lawrence County grow and improve, create opportunity with in the county to provide services economically that benefits Lawrence County, not some surrounding county. We can do things ourselves.
EDUCATION: Symmes Valley High School, University Rio Grande ( Electronic Engineering ).
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Vice President Newtech Systems Inc, 33 years , Fiscal Officer Aid Township 2 years.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Member and Deacon of New Zion United Baptist Church, Lawrence County Fair Board member and served 1year as Treasurer, 4-H Horse Committee, Lawrence County Farm Bureau 6 years as President, Symmes Valley Borad of Education for 8 years, 7 as President.
FAMILY: wife of 30 years, Melanie Herrell Taylor; two daughters and son-in-laws, Sara and JD Gore and Sasha and Brandon Fields; four wonderful grandchildren.
1. What are your top three priorities for Lawrence County if elected?
I will actively work to improve our economy by bringing my real-job experience to the commissioners’ office. I will be heavily involved with the county budget to make sure the county provides essential services in a cost effective manner. I will perform a thorough reassessment of the Union Rome Sewer, including providing rate relief to those on a fixed income.
2. In light of jail overcrowding, what do you propose the county should do?
The Lawrence County Jail should be in Lawrence County, period. In the long run it will be much more economical for the taxpayer. Second, whatever is done with the jail must be within the budget. I would seriously consider going back to the drawing table to look at all options, making sure we have our own facility in Lawrence County.
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