Warren R. Spangler is announcing his candidacy for Pickaway County Commissioner. He will be running as a Democrat for the seat currently held by Harold Henson.
He and his wife, Janet, live in Ashville. Together, they have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Spangler is a lifetime resident of Pickaway County, a 1970 graduate of Circleville High School, and has contributed to the Pickaway County farming community with his parents, Walton and Annabelle Spangler, since his youth. From 1970 to 1973, he worked with Pickaway County Soil and Water Conservation before he began working for the John Deere Company warehouse in Columbus.
Spangler retired with 30 years of service and was asked to return to assist in the closure of the warehouse. Since then, he has worked for Deere and Co. on farm shows in various states for a combined total of over 43 years of dedicated service to John Deere Co.
Spangler brings a unique and diverse background of community service to his candidacy for Pickaway County Commissioner, including 14 years (presently serving) as Walnut Township Trustee; six years as chairman of the District Advisory Board representing all townships, villages and the City of Circleville for the Pickaway County Health Department; 13 years on Walnut Township Zoning Board; two years on Walnut Township Appeals Board; seven years as a member of Pickaway Township Fire Department and two years as its Chief; was an instrumental part of forming the Pickaway County Firefighters Association (which is still active today); and served two years as an EMT with Circleville Squad.
Spangler said he is acting on a need in our community for full-time leadership. He will be a full time commissioner for the people of Pickaway County and will work not only for but with all departments to make Pickaway County better. He will fully engage as a leader – working for the people, and not the party – to make a difference.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal