My name is Jay Begg and I am running for the office of Allen County Commissioner. I have the experience and the common sense positive attitude needed to lead Allen County.
I have served Allen County and the Allen County Agricultural Society (Fairboard) for 25 years, the last 16 years as Fair Manager, greatly expanding the off season events held at the fairgrounds and solidifying the Allen County Fair’s status as one of the top three fairs in Ohio and one of the busiest county fairgrounds in the Midwest.
I am also a small business owner as I am the 6th generation to live on and operate the family farm on Begg Road in Monroe Township. I appreciate the challenges facing business owners and will work diligently to reduce regulations and costs to business and will foster a spirit of cooperation between local government and you the citizens and stakeholders of Allen County.
The office of commissioner is charged with overseeing the budget for the County and should be a lead figure in Economic Development for the County. My experience as a successful small business owner and Manager of the Allen County Fair has provided me with an excellent background to work to solve the challenges facing our county.
I am very fiscally conservative and I will bring together our best financial minds to maximize our investments and stretch our tax dollars. The Allen County Fair has an outstanding track record in competing with other county fairgrounds, expo centers and State Fairgrounds for hosting regional and national events. I will bring that expertise and enthusiasm to the task of bringing new industry and jobs to Allen County.
I will listen to the taxpayers, the “owners” of our county.
I will bring communication to the Commissioners office and the agencies and departments they oversee, something that is sorely lacking at this time.
I will listen to and communicate with the public officials representing the Townships, the cities of Lima and Delphos and the villages of our County.
I will seek and enact innovative cooperative solutions to solve the fiscal challenges facing our county.
I will present an annual report of the County’s financial situation along with a 5 year plan for the future.
I am asking for your vote and support to help me lead Allen County Forward.