Rottinghaus returns to council as Ward 3 rep

September 14, 2023 at 12:05 a.m.
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He spoke of his previous experience on Brookville Town Council and said the board had “lost a lot of trust”within the last few years. Then minutes later, Dan Rottinghaus was selected to fill the BTC seat vacated by the resignation last month of Charles Campbell.

The new Ward 3 representative told Franklin County Republican Party committee precinct persons he served for 17 years until the early 2000s.

“I know the function of the board,”said Rottinghaus. “I understand how it works.”

The caucus was called last Tuesday with Rebecca Beesley also vying for the seat whose term ends Dec. 31, 2024. Ward 3 is effectively any town property west of the Sixth Street bridge and anything south of Cleaver Street.

“I’ve followed local government most of my life and I can see the importance of staying focused and doing the work for the people,”said Beesley.

She said her top priority would be doing what is best for the citizens of Brookville, always listening to the pros and cons of every issue in order to make the best decision. She added she would weigh both the short-term and long-term impacts of those decisions while not holding back her own opinions. She promised to keep open dialogue.

“Personally, I believe in truth and trust among each other,”added Beesley. “I promise to uphold excellence in all I do and show I can be trusted.”

Rottinghaus told of being born and raised in Brookville and educated at St. Michael School and BHS. He’s been married to wife Paula coming up on 20 years and worked in manufacturing management for 40 before retiring.

“I truly believe we work for the people,”he said, “and sometimes that gets lost in agendas.

“I want to get pride back in Brookville and trust back in the community. Hopefully, I can do my small part in making it a better place to live.”

Committee member Brian Baxter asked both candidates about their willingness to approach the town department heads to discuss job duties and inquire about schedules. The issue had been debated frequently at this year’s meetings in a push for better accountability.

Rottinghaus said he was 

more than willing to do so in a professional manner, saying “they work for the board and the town.”Beesley felt she would do so as well, since as a board member she’d have the right to know what is going on from a weekly or even daily standpoint.

The committee members met briefly in private ahead of party chairperson Neysa Raible announcing the decision.

He spoke of his previous experience on Brookville Town Council and said the board had “lost a lot of trust”within the last few years. Then minutes later, Dan Rottinghaus was selected to fill the BTC seat vacated by the resignation last month of Charles Campbell.

The new Ward 3 representative told Franklin County Republican Party committee precinct persons he served for 17 years until the early 2000s.

“I know the function of the board,”said Rottinghaus. “I understand how it works.”

The caucus was called last Tuesday with Rebecca Beesley also vying for the seat whose term ends Dec. 31, 2024. Ward 3 is effectively any town property west of the Sixth Street bridge and anything south of Cleaver Street.

“I’ve followed local government most of my life and I can see the importance of staying focused and doing the work for the people,”said Beesley.

She said her top priority would be doing what is best for the citizens of Brookville, always listening to the pros and cons of every issue in order to make the best decision. She added she would weigh both the short-term and long-term impacts of those decisions while not holding back her own opinions. She promised to keep open dialogue.

“Personally, I believe in truth and trust among each other,”added Beesley. “I promise to uphold excellence in all I do and show I can be trusted.”

Rottinghaus told of being born and raised in Brookville and educated at St. Michael School and BHS. He’s been married to wife Paula coming up on 20 years and worked in manufacturing management for 40 before retiring.

“I truly believe we work for the people,”he said, “and sometimes that gets lost in agendas.

“I want to get pride back in Brookville and trust back in the community. Hopefully, I can do my small part in making it a better place to live.”

Committee member Brian Baxter asked both candidates about their willingness to approach the town department heads to discuss job duties and inquire about schedules. The issue had been debated frequently at this year’s meetings in a push for better accountability.

Rottinghaus said he was 

more than willing to do so in a professional manner, saying “they work for the board and the town.”Beesley felt she would do so as well, since as a board member she’d have the right to know what is going on from a weekly or even daily standpoint.

The committee members met briefly in private ahead of party chairperson Neysa Raible announcing the decision.

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