Cultice to run for re-election

MIAMI COUNTY — Richard Cultice has announced he will seek re-election to the office of Miami County Commissioner in the March 2016 Republican Primary.

“It has been my honor to serve the residents of Miami County in this position since May of 2011,” Cultice said.

During his more than four years as a county commissioner, Cultice said he has helped to make many improvements to facilities and systems within the county. Some of these include new heating and air conditioning systems at both the Hobart Center for County Government and the Safety Building, major plumbing upgrades in the safety building, the chimney repair of the power plant building on West Water Street, several roof repairs and the permanent enclosure of the west end of the Hobart Center for County Government and the installation of the clock.

In addition, a new accounting system has been installed and a new IT department reporting to the auditor has been formed. Cultice said he, along with the other commissioners, have worked with the sheriff’s office to re-open two pods at the Incarceration Facility on County Road 25-A and also to house some prisoners in Shelby County. This year commissioners also were able to reduce fees at the transfer station by $4 per ton.

“We have completed these projects responsibly as to maintain our financial strength,” Cultice said.

As a member of the commission, Cultice is chairman of the Solid Waste Management Policy Committee, the Health Insurance Committee, member of Top of Ohio Agriculture Resource Conservation & Development Council and Troy Area Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to serving as a county commissioner, he was a member of Troy City Council and city of Troy Auditor for a combined total of more than nine years. Earlier experience includes more than 35 years in the private sector in various financial positions, including treasurer of Hobart Brothers Co.

Cultice is currently on the board of trustees of the Hobart Institute Welding Technology, a member of Troy Kiwanis and on the board of Troy Dollars for College. In the past, he has served on the Board of Tax Appeals and the Community Improvement Corporation Board for the city of Troy, and also served on the Regional Advisory Board for state auditors Betty Montgomery and Mary Taylor.

He is a member of the Miami County Republican Men’s Club, a member of the Republican Leaders Club and serve on the Miami County Republican Central Committee.

Cultice is a lifelong resident of Miami County and graduated from Miami East High School, attended Sinclair Community College and served six years in the US Army Reserves.

He and his wife Jane have two married daughters and five granddaughters.