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Commissioner Kerry Metzger announces retirement

Commissioner Kerry Metzger announced his plans to retire from elected public office at the end of his current term as county commissioner.

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Commissioner Kerry Metzger announced his plans to retire from elected public office at the end of his current term as county commissioner.
 
“It is my intent to fulfill my obligation as county commissioner to the citizens of Tuscarawas County, for which they elected me,” Metzger said. “My last day in office will be on Dec. 31. It has been both an honor and a privilege to have served and represented the citizens of Tuscarawas County in elected office these past 30 years. I am humbled by the confidence the voters of Tuscarawas County have had in me to represent their interests over the past three decades, for which I am eternally grateful.”
 
Metzger has served in elected office since 1987 when he was first elected to New Philadelphia City Council and then as president of council. From there he was elected to serve in Ohio’s House of Representatives as state representative from the 97th House District for the next eight years. For the past 15 years he has served in his current position as county commissioner.
 
“As I move into the next phase of my life, I am looking forward to spending more time with family, especially with my granddaughter Tessa. I also want to travel and to pursue my interest in history. Since both my wife and son had contracted Lyme disease years ago, I want to utilize my political skills I have obtained in elected office to advocate for education and awareness of Lyme disease and to lobby our state government for laws which will help ease the burden those afflicted with this terrible, life-changing disease deal with on a daily basis,” Metzger said.
 

Published: October 10, 2017
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