Letter to the Voters: Jimmy Will, Commissioner Candidate
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I, Jimmy Will, am the third son of Daniel and Julia (Holter) Will. I graduated from Eastern High school in 2006. I have worked in Meigs County my entire life. I built my home in Chester Township on the farm where I raise beef cattle, one of my many passions stemming from many years of 4-H livestock projects. After earning a business management degree, I studied nursing and have worked as a registered nurse for over 7 years in Meigs County both at the Holzer Clinic and Emergency Department.
Farming and working in the medical field have developed my work ethic which I believe is my greatest quality. I am committed to serving you as I view the commissioner position as a full-time job. Although you may still see me working at the Emergency Department occasionally, the people of Meigs County deserve more of my time and energy put towards their representation. I have deep roots in Meigs County and I look forward to continuing to serve as your Meigs County commissioner. I may not have all the answers but I promise to always work hard and do what is best for Meigs County. I belong to several organizations in which I remain active, including Farm Bureau, Rotary, proud NRA member and supporter, as well as a ten-year member of Masonic Lodge 453, Past Master 2014. I appreciate the opportunity to earn your vote in the Meigs County Republican primary and keep Jimmy Will as your county Commissioner.
I became interested in politics in my high school government class which was taught by Archie Rose. When I heard that Mike Bartrum was resigning and that there would be an interview process, I knew immediately I was going to apply. I have had many people tell me that I should be involved in local politics. I knew if I ever ran for public office it would be for county commissioner. I believe I am a well-rounded individual who has the qualities, experiences, and ambition to continue to make our county the best place it can be. I realized when I was appointed that I would need to learn the job quickly and prepare for the upcoming election. I have worked very hard for Meigs County over the last 12 months giving the commissioner position my full-time commitment. I believe a good commissioner must wear many hats. I have worked many different jobs in my lifetime that have prepared me for this job. I love working for the people of this county and would like the opportunity to continue to work for you. I feel I am just getting started on some really great things happening in Meigs County. I am a firm believer that God places us where we need to be. I have no personal agenda and cannot promise to have all the answers and solutions but I do promise to work hard and dedicate my time to you as a Commissioner who is always willing to listen and look out for the best interest of this county and its residents. I have had the pleasure of working with some wonderful people and managers. I know the best way to accomplish great things is when we all work together! Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm.
Jimmy Will, Meigs County Commissioner Candidate