CIRCLEVILLE – Michael R. Parks of Circleville recently announced his candidacy for Pickaway County Commissioner in 2016. Parks will be seeking the seat currently held by Harold Henson and will be on the ballot as an Independent.
A 1976 graduate of Circleville High School, Parks is active with other members of his class in planning their 40th class reunion.
“I am proud to have graduated from Circleville High School, as did my father and his father before him,” Parks said.
After living away for a period of time, Parks returned to Pickaway County to permanently settle and was recently married.
When citing his reasons for running, Parks prefaces the lack of funding by the current commissioners for two departments in particular – the Sheriff’s Office and the Building Department.
Of equal concern to Parks is the fact that the current commissioners are all of the same political party.
“I believe that robs us of the fundamental checks and balances needed to conduct county business in a fair and equitable way,” Parks said. “I am not beholding to any political party or group. If elected, my special interest group will be the residents of Pickaway County.”
Parks announced his candidacy on his Facebook page and encourages voters to contact him with any issues they may feel need to be addressed and brought to the forefront.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal