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Ehemann Files Petitions To Run

Ehemann Files Petitions To Run

Anna Mayor Julie Ehemann filed her petitions Thursday afternoon with the Shelby County Board of Elections to run for Shelby County Commissioner this fall.  She is running as a Republican.  No Democratic Party challengers have filed as of mid day Thursday.  Ehemann lives in Anna with her husband Kurt and daughter Shelby where she was elected as Anna’s Mayor in 2000 after serving on city council since 1993.  She is currently a Pharmacy Director responsible for staffing and pharmacy operations in 4 stores.  She and her husband Kurt own a small farm east of Anna.


Ehemann graduated from New Bremen High School in 1981 and earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 1987.  She is a 2006 graduate of the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Program and is a member of the Shelby County Republican Central Committee.  She serves as Secretary to the Board for the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, is Chair of the District Advisory Council for the Shelby County Board of Health, and mentors pharmacy students at Ohio Northern University.  Past service includes the Resolutions Committee for the Ohio Municipal League in 2004 and 2009, and the Transition Team for Sheriff Dean Kimpel in 2008.  Ehemann is a member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau and attends St. Jacob Church in Anna.


According to Ehemann, “As a born and raised native of conservative west central Ohio I believe it’s important to stand up for what you believe and be consistent about it.  I’m proud of my no nonsense conservative values and depend on them daily to guide my decision making.  I’m a determined individual. When faced with a challenge, I don’t give up.  Throughout the campaign season I’ll be meeting people to make my case that my qualifications and determination will enhance our Commissioner team and that together we can begin leading our community out of this recession and on to better economic times.”


Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel agrees.  “Mayor Ehemann is certainly determined.  She was an important part of my bid to serve Shelby County as Sheriff, and served on our Transition Team as well.  I saw firsthand that she didn’t shy away from the tough decisions.  That’s why she has my full support and endorsement as she makes her case to be Shelby County Commissioner”.


Shelby County Republican Party Chairperson Christopher Gibbs announced Ehemann’s candidacy at the Party’s recent Lincoln Day Dinner.  According to Gibbs, “With Mayor Ehemann’s filing, the voters of Shelby County will finally be given a chance to elect their first woman County Commissioner.  It’s long overdue.  I am very proud that the Republican Party is going to have a chance to be a part of Shelby County history in November.  What a refreshing and unique prospective Mayor Ehemann will bring to the Commission.  She’ll work very well together with Commissioners Toomey and Kleinhans”.