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John W. O'Brien  
Board of County Commissioners
Title: Vice President
Phone: (937)-440-5910
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John W. “Bud” O’Brien Biography Information Miami County Commissioner, John W. “Bud” O’Brien graduated from Milton-Union High School in 1981 and Wright State University in 1985 with a B.A. in Business Administration. After College he sold computers for a Dayton retailer and then with Reynolds & Reynolds. In 1990, O’Brien took a position with the Miami County law firm of Huffman, Landis, Weaks & Lopez Co. LPA as the business manager. He left the firm in 1994 to start his own retail business in Piqua Ohio, which he sold in 1997 In 1996 O’Brien was appointed Miami County Recorder by the Miami County Republican Central Committee and Ohio Governor George V. Voinovich. He was elected 3 times as Recorder serving a total of 11 years. O’Brien was elected Miami County Commissioner in November 2006 and again in 2010. He currently serves on various boards and committees as commissioner. O’Brien has been active in the community. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in 1976 and is active with Tipp City Boy Scout Troop 395. He was very active in youth sports as a coach and board member for baseball, basketball and wrestling. Since 2000 he has served as Chairman of the Miami County Republican party. He also served on the Kid’s Voting USA Miami County steering committee and the board of the Miami County American Cancer Society. O’Brien was appointed by Ohio Auditor Betty Montgomery as a member of the Ohio Auditor of State’s Advisory Committee from 2003-2006. He currently serves on the executive committee for Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and was appointed Chairman of the search committee charged with recommending the current Executive Director. He resides in Monroe Township in Miami County with his wife Kim (Grawe) O’Brien, a 1982 graduate of Tipp City High School and a teacher in Tipp City Schools. They have 3 children. The oldest son is a graduate of The Ohio State University; his daughter graduated from Ohio University and is attending graduate school and his youngest son who is a Senior at Miami University. The O’Brien’s are members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipp City. 

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