The Greene County Republican Party has appointed a Beavercreek-based financial adviser to serve as the county treasurer.
Kraig Hagler earned the most votes Thursday night among the GOP central committee members out of seven candidates who expressed interest in the position, which became open this month when former Treasurer Dick Gould was sworn-in as a county commissioner.
Greene GOP Executive Chairman John Caupp said 79 GOP members cast ballots and Hagler received more than 50 percent of the vote.
“I think Kraig will do a great job. I sought Kraig out to run for the position,” Caupp said. “He’s more than qualified for the position. I think everyone on the central committee realizes that also, and he got the majority of the votes on the first round.”
The county treasurer’s office employees six and is responsible for receiving tax payments from residents and businesses and managing the county’s investments. In addition to benefits, Hagler will receive an annual salary of $52,240, according to the salary schedule set by the Ohio Revised Code.
Hagler’s clients at Edward Jones will be getting a new financial adviser as Hagler said he will be resigning his current position to take on the new role
“That’s the hardest part. Making that phone call to people you’ve been involved with for a long time and explain to them the transition,” he said.
Hagler, who formerly worked as a branch manager for Key Bank in Xenia, is a 2003 Xenia High School graduate. A Xenia Twp. resident with his wife, Christina, and 19-month-old son, Hagler earned a bachelor of science degree in business from Wright State University, according to his Linkedin profile.
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He said he plans to campaign to keep the treasurer’s seat when the current term expires in 2020.
“This isn’t a stepping stone. Greene County is my home and I look forward to representing Greene County residents for a long time,” he said.
Hagler said property tax bills just went out and he’ll be preparing for the office’s busiest time of the year. He said he’ll be relying on the staff to keep the office running smoothly while providing the tools they need to do their jobs “efficiently and correctly.”