By Kristin Bednarski
David Uible will remain Clermont County commissioner after voters elected him for the first time Nov. 6.
Uible was appointed as commissioner by the Clermont County Republican Party Central Committee in March to fill the seat vacated by Archie Wilson.
He defeated his Democratic opponent Len Harding by 29,425 votes, or 67.78 percent to 32.22 percent of the vote.
“I am gratified by the response of voters in today’s election,” Uible said. “I have promised throughout this campaign to continue to bring transparency and accountability to the commissioners office.”
Uible said he has enjoyed his time as commissioner and is eager to continue to serve the county.
“There are many projects underway that I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue pursing,” Uible said about being elected.
Uible said prior to the election that it has been satisfying to be able to use his private sector experience to help the county.
“It has been very satisfying on a different level than I am used to,” Uible said prior to the election. “All of a sudden it’s not about the money, it’s about creating a better government in the county.”
Uible owns several companies, including a company that assists other businesses in reducing debt and improving services, as well as a buffalo farm, which he operates in Ohio Township.
He graduated from Purdue University and did graduate work at both Xavier University and University of Cincinnati.
Uible was appointed by the Clermont County Republican Central Committee to be commissioner March 14.
During the meeting, nine candidates expressed their interest in the position before committee members voted on who they would like to appoint.
Uible earned 52 percent of 157 committee members votes during the meeting, and the majority vote also signified the party’s endorsement of Uible for the Nov. 6 election.
Prior to the Nov. 6 election, Uible said he has several goals for the county moving forward if elected, including balancing the budget, sharing county services and bringing business into the county.
“My goals of passing a balanced budget, reducing the cost of county government and attracting more and higher paying jobs will remain my primary focus,” Uible said after unofficial election results were in.
Uible said he is thankful for the support voters have shown.
“I sincerely appreciate the confidence and support voters have shown me and will remain diligent in my efforts to bring Clermont County to its fullest potential,” Uible said.
Election results are unofficial until certified by the Clermont County Board of Elections. For more information visit www.clermontelections.org.