Eldena Gearhart (Republican)

Running for
ResidenceNegley, OH
Education1967 - 1970 Fresno City College; Fresno, CA; Associate in Business Admin. 1975 - 1979 Youngstown State University; Major - Bus. Admin; Minor - Accounting 2000 Kent State - Computer Class 3/04 Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training 1/03 PSA Airlines; Flight Attendent Training 9/00 US Airways; Flight Attendent Training
EmployerMiddleton Township Trustee
FamilyJerry Martin Gearhart, husband (deceased)
Justin Matthew Gearhart (son)
Family in office?None
Reasons for runningThis is probably one of the toughest questions for me to answer because I never pictured myself getting involved in politics. However, after becoming a Township Trustee I discovered that actually this is what our community does need not necessarily the "career politicians" but people who are willing to get involved and are willing to give back, just because it is the right thing to do. I feel that I will be able to give back to our community while performing the duties required of this position.
Priorities To do the job the voters elect me to do. Follow up on the outstanding real estate taxes in our County and work on getting them collected.
Qualifications3rd year as a Middleton Twp. Trustee
Treasurer/Secretary of Columbiana County Airport Authority for 18 years
30+ years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping and managing employees in the private sector.
Successful business owner/operator for 23 years
A mature professionalism, with proven dedication, dependability and integrity
Skilled in customer service and problem solving
The flexibility to adapt as a team player or leader with strong work ethics
Energy and a positive attitude
Offices Sought 2010 - Present Currently in my First term - 3rd year as a Middleton Twp. Trustee
Offices Held 2010 - Present Middleton Twp. Trustee