Friday, February 19, 2010

RELEASE: Commissioner Jolivette Filed for Re-Election

(Hamilton, Ohio) Butler County Commission President Greg Jolivette today filed petitions of candidacy for re-election. With broad support, the Jolivette campaign plans to focus on the Commissioner’s strong record of accomplishments and leadership demonstrated while serving the people of Butler County.

As a commissioner, Greg Jolivette has fought to keep the tax rate among the lowest in the state, reduce taxpayer cost by keeping water and sewage rates down, and by attaining the highest bond rating in county history.
“Since first being elected to public service, I have worked hard to provide the people of Butler County with the professionalism and leadership they expect from their elected officials. Our efforts have succeeded – as many counties have faltered in the face of a state and nationwide financial crisis, our county has weathered the storm.”
“Today, our tax rate is among the lowest in the state. As people are fleeing other areas across Ohio, our communities are growing. As commissioner, I have fought to keep our taxes low and to attract new business and revenue to Butler County. “
“I have fought to hold the line on spending and keep our elected officials accountable to the demands and expectations of the taxpayers by promoting fiscal responsibility in our government. But, there is more work to be done - and I plan to finish the job we started.”

“I am running to ensure the long-term well being of the people I have been privileged to serve. My goal is to continue to bring opportunities to our children, safety to our communities and prosperity to our state. As a public servant and small business owner, I fully understand the difficulties we face in job creation, growth, and sustainability. In the face of an economic crisis unlike any in our state’s history, I believe it is imperative we continue to maintain the fiscally sound, strong leadership the people of Butler County deserve.”

“I look forward to the challenge, and to the opportunity to continue serving the people of Butler County by making our community a better and more prosperous place for our families and for the generations to come.”

Greg Jolivette has a long record of public service, including Butler County Commissioner, State Representative (54th District), Mayor of the City of Hamilton and Hamilton City Council. Mr. Jolivette is also the owner and operator of Jolly’s Drive-In in Hamilton, a small family business that has employed hundreds of Butler county residents in it’s 71 years of operation.