August 19,  2016
Pete Gerken - Voice of County Leadership

Pete Gerken
Lucas County Commissioner
"Stay calm. Make tough decisions for the short term that will help stabilize you in the long term."
Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken has used that approach to tackle numerous challenges, and it has served him well in his 20-year political career as a city and county leader.
Gerken ran his first of many successful elections not as a politician, but as a Toledo Jeep and Assembly employee who sought a position as a union representative. He served from 1976 to 2006 for more than 6,000 employees, but he left to pursue a career in politics.
A self-proclaimed "child of the 60s," Gerken always had an interest in political affairs. When an opening emerged on Toledo City Council in 1996, Gerken secured the appointment and served on city council until he was elected Lucas County Commissioner in 2005. Read more...

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