Delaware County Commissioner Barb Lewis has announced she will run for re-election next year.
Elected in 2014, following seven years as a Genoa Township trustee, Lewis was elected vice-president of the board of county commissioners in 2015 and president in 2016.
Lewis currently serves on the Public Safety Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties, based in Washington, D.C., and chairs the Justice and Public Safety Committee of the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio.
Locally, she serves on the board of directors of United Way of Delaware County.
Lewis said, “We are a prosperous and growing county with a unique mix of rural/agricultural, industrial and residential development, and protected waterways and green spaces. Balancing the interests of all these communities is our key challenge, and I hope to do so for another four-year term.”
“I am especially gratified to lead Delaware County’s ‘Stepping Up Initiative,’ modeled on a national program that reduces the number of non-violent offenders with mental illness in our jails while providing them with proper recovery treatment in a cost-effective manner. We are now expanding this to include troubled military veterans,” Lewis added.
“I work every day to make Delaware County a great place to live, work, and raise a family. That is my responsibility as county commissioner and why I plan to run for re-election next year.”