Name: Raymond A. Wagner, Jr.
City of Residence: Columbiana
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Office Desired: Columbiana County Commissioner
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Why should you be elected
We need a change in the commissioner’s office. I will take a fresh approach and make this office more transparent. My style of leadership is based on open communication, collaboration and cooperation. I had a 35 year career in education. Twenty seven years as a teacher and eight as a middle school principal. I developed budgets, supervised teachers and support staff and negotiated contracts. I also helped write grants during my 35 year career. I have the skills needed to perform the tasks of this office.
Top three priorities
1) Improving transparency by practicing the three C’s of leadership. (Communication, collaboration and cooperation.)
2) Organizing a nonpartisan task force to study the problems at the County Jail and make recommendations to improve the conditions at the jail.
3) Develop a plan to deal with all forms of chemical dependency.
1972 graduate of East Liverpool High School
1976 B.S. in Education from Youngstown State
1980 M.S. in Education from Youngstown State
Teacher and Principal at Columbiana Exempted Village Schools, 1976-2011
Church Music Director at Good Hope Lutheran in North Lima, Ohio, 1977-1988
Substitute Teacher at Leetonia Exempted Village School District, 2013-2015
Stambaugh Chorus, 2014-present
Church Choir at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem, Ohio, 1988-present
Board of Directors for Stambaugh Chorus, 2016-2017