The Rocky Fork Community Alliance is hosting a “Meet Your Candidates” event next week featuring the three candidates for the open seat on the Highland County Board of Commissioners.
The event is set for 7 p.m. June 16 at the Activity Center at North Beach.
“You will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the three candidates” who are seeking the seat, which is being vacated due to the retirement of commissioner Tom Horst, according to alliance member Diane Uhl.
Republican Terry Britton, Democrat Tara Campbell and independent candidate Alex Butler are vying for the seat.
Republican incumbent Shane Wilkin is running unopposed for the other commission seat on the November ballot.
A former longtime employee of Hobart, Britton is in his second term as a school board member and currently serves as its president. He is a graduate of Leesburg Fairfield High School and attended Southern State Community College, and he and his wife, Bonnie, are the parents of two children and have six grandchildren.
Campbell is currently the director of Workforce Services for the Highland County branch of Ohio Means Jobs, and she and her husband, Todd, operate a small business. She is a 1999 graduate of McClain High School who served four years with the military police in the U.S. Marines. She later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Rio Grande and a Master of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati, and completed two more years in the U.S. Army Reserve from 2011-13.
Butler has recently worked for Jarvis Corp., an LED light manufacturer. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2009, received an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University in 2011, and in 2014 completed a B.A in business administration from Xavier University.
The Rocky Fork Community Alliance is dedicated to the improvement of the area around the lake, including crime reduction, clean up and maintenance. It has been a leading organization involved in the RFL-ASAP study that is seeking to win funding for a major effort to reduce crime and increase economic development at Rocky Fork.