Meet Gary

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I am Gary Scherer.  I was appointed in April 2012 to represent the 92nd district in the Ohio House of Representatives.  I was blessed to receive support to win elections in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.  Due to term limits, my service in Columbus will end at the end of this year.

Now I have filed petitions to run for election to the office of Pickaway County Commissioner for a term beginning in 2021.  One of our current Commissioners, Brian Stewart, is running for the Ohio House for district 78.  He and others have encouraged me to run for his vacant position.  I look forward to the possibility of joining Jay Wippel and Champ Henson to continue all the positive things that are happening in our community.

I have lived in Pickaway County since 1965.  I married Debbie, my Circleville High School sweetheart in 1976.  We have been incredibly blessed with 3 children and 9 grandchildren (maybe 10 by the time you receive this!)  We live in the Westfall School District where our kids went to school.  Our grandkids are in the Circleville, Teays Valley, Logan Elm and New Hope Christian Academy schools.  I’ve held numerous volunteer offices including President of the Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce and President of the Circleville Rotary Club.  I served 8 years as a member of the Berger Hospital Board of Governors in the 1990s.  We are members of Community United Methodist Church where Debbie teaches Sunday School.  Oh…and I’m an Eagle Scout!

My opponent in the March 17th Republican Primary election is very actively campaigning, so far mostly with yard signs.  I expect this race to be a close one!  I am trying to catch up and can definitely use your help in any way to get my message out.  Please consider a financial contribution and/or placing a yard sign for me.

Thanks a lot…….. Gary

Career History:

  • Vice Chair Finance Committee Ohio House of Representatives 4/2012- 12/2020 (term limited)
  • President of Circleville Oil Company January 2006 to December 2015
  • Owner of Buckeye Tax Professionals Ltd 10/1997-12/2015 (75 Jackson Hewitt franchises)
  • President of Harr & Scherer CPAs (now BHM CPA Group) 1994 to 2005
  • Partner of Snyder Scheffler Scherer & Fast CPAs 1984 to 1994
  • Manager at Groner Boyle and Quillin, CPAs 1981 to 1984
  • Senior Accountant at Price Waterhouse 1976 to 1981

Education:

  • The Ohio State University 1974 to 1976 (BS – Accounting)
  • Miami University 1972 to 1974
  • Circleville High School 1968 to 1972

Civic and Professional Involvement:

  • Past President of Circleville Rotary Club
  • Past Trustee of Berger Health System
  • Past President of Pickaway Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Finance Committee member at Community United Methodist Church
  • Past Chair of Pastor Parish Relations Committee at Pontius United Methodist Church
  • Volunteer Instructor of Financial Peace University for CUM Church
  • Past Board member of Columbus Jaycees
  • Member of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
  • Lifetime Member of OSU Alumni Association
  • Member of OSU President’s Club
  • Past volunteer speaker for US SBA Small Business Start Up Seminars
  • Past President of 4 state chapter of national Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
  • Member of Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Past member of American Institute of CPAs
  • Member of Pickaway County Republican Central Committee
  • Lifetime Member of National Rifle Association
  • Past Treasurer of Deer Creek Chapter of Pheasants Forever
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer of Circleville-Pickaway Corporation
  • Past Board Member of Independent Council of Jackson Hewitt Franchisees 

Honors:

  • Inaugural Class of Columbus Business First 40 under 40 Awardees
  • US SBA Southern Ohio Accountant Advocate of the Year
  • Ohio Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture
  • Ohio Society of CPAs Legislator of the Year
  • Ohio Association of County MRDD Boards Legislator of the Year

Issues

Cutting Taxes for Every Family and Small Business

Government is always trying to get a bigger bite of our paychecks. Gary is a conservative CPA who cut more than $2 billion in taxes for every family and small business.

Creating More Good-Paying Jobs

Job hunting just got easier because Gary supported job training programs that are creating thousands of Ohio jobs. By investing in workforce training, cutting taxes, and slashing red tape, Gary has helped create more than 500,000 new jobs.

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Heroin and drug addiction are causing too many kids to grow up without parents. That’s why Gary supported harsher penalties for drug dealers, investment in drug treatment programs, and shutting down pill mills.

Endorsements

  • Ohio Republican Party
  • Governor Mike DeWine
  • Lt Governor Jon Husted
  • Senator Rob Portman
  • Congressman Steve Stivers
  • Congressman Troy Balderson
  • Speaker Larry Householder
  • Senator Tim Schaffer
  • Senator Bob Peterson
  • Sheriff Rob Radcliff
  • Commissioner Champ Henson
  • Commissioner Jay Wippel
  • Commissioner Brian Stewart
  • Mayor Don McIlroy
  • Councilman Barry Keller
  • Prosecutor Judy Wolford
  • Clerk of Courts Jim Dean
  • Engineer Chris Mullins
  • Ohio GOP Women VP Sandy Darby
  • GOP County Chair Mike Whitten
  • Mable Green, Mother-in-Law

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