Danny Davis, candidate for Meigs County Commissioner on the Republican ballot. Submitted photo.

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My name is Danny Davis, born in Gallipolis Ohio but raised in Meigs County. I am a resident of Rutland Village and have lived here all my life. I am a graduate of Meigs High School class of 1984 and a University of Rio Grand Alumni. Married to my wife, Kim Hudson Davis, for 29 years and have 4 children and 1 grandson. I was employed at Meigs County E.M.S. for 31 years, and for the past 2 years have been employed with Mason County E.M.S. I am a member of the Rutland Volunteer Fire Department and have been for 34 years, 24 of which I have been the Assistant Chief. I also have been a member of the Rutland Emergency Squad for going on 34 years. I have been involved in the community for many years including coaching summer league softball and baseball for Rutland, flag football, big bend football, and both Meigs Middle School and High School football. I also coached high school wrestling and was involved with starting the biddy league wrestling in Meigs County. I was a member of the Rutland Village Council for 8 years and a current member of the Local Emergency Planning Commission. I believe my experience with Meigs County E.M.S. and my knowledge of the county would be beneficial to me as your next Meigs County Commissioner.

The reason I am running for Meigs County Commission is to work hand and hand with the community and help it prosper. One of my goals would be to work with the grant writer to help the community and various groups acquire more funding. Working alongside the other commissioners, I hope to establish a more stable infrastructure throughout the county. Another one of my goals is to work to enhance the communication throughout numerous organizations in our county. I would travel throughout the state attending meetings to benefit Meigs County in many ways including economically. As your commissioner I would work to make the most out of the budget and to improve the county as one. As a full time commissioner I will continue to dedicate my services to this county as I have for many years.