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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Commissioner Sasha L. Rittenhouse sworn into office for first term

Clark County Commissioner Sasha L. Rittenhouse was sworn into office by Judge Katrine Lancaster.

SPRINGFIELD, OH (DEC. 30, 2022) ─ Clark County Commissioner Sasha L. Rittenhouse was sworn into office by Judge Katrine Lancaster this afternoon in front of her family and friends at the Springview Government Center in Springfield.

Earlier this year, Rittenhouse was appointed interim commissioner when former Commissioner Rick Lohnes retired from his post in May. She was elected at the polls in November and remains on the board with Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt and Commissioner Lowell McGlothin.

Rittenhouse is the 100th commissioner in Clark County history and the third woman to sit on the Board of Clark County Commissioners, joining Flax Wilt and Merle Kearns. Beginning January 1, the board will consist of two elected female commissioners for the first time in Clark County history.

“It was an honor that my family and friends and other elected officials were able to attend and I’m excited to continue my term,” Rittenhouse said. “I have enjoyed the first six months and I’ve enjoyed learning and meeting people. I’m really excited about where the future of this county is headed and I’m excited to be part of that. I think we have a very strong county and I’m looking forward to where that leads us the next four years.”

Rittenhouse, 42, is a local businesswoman who operates three different family farms, including a beef cattle operation and feedlot. Rittenhouse is a graduate of Northwestern High School, Clark State Community College and the Ohio State University. She’s also a past president of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and is an active member of both the Clark County 4H and FFA beef committee and the Clark County Cattle Producers.

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Media contact: Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031

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