Westfall takes commissioner seat

MIAMI COUNTY — In the race for the open commissioner seat, to be vacated by sitting commissioner Jack Evans at the end of this year, Republican Wade Westfall defeated Democratic candidate Jack Bastian, according to unofficial general election results.

According to the Miami County Board of Elections, votes for Westfall totaled 41,115, or 75.64 percent, with Bastian accumulating an unofficial total of 13,239, or 24.36 percent.

“I am grateful to the voters for their confidence in granting me the responsibility to serve as our next county commissioner,” Westfall said Tuesday evening. “Tonight’s victory gives our team of commissioners a strong resolve. I look forward to working with Mr. Mercer, Mr. Simmons and all the elected officials who provide high quality services in a responsible and economical manner to this great county.”

Wade Westfall currently resides in downtown Troy with his wife of over 36 years, Susan. He previously served as a Miami County Commissioner from January 1989 to December 1993, and also has experience in community service and non-profit work, previously serving as president of Troy Main Street and currently serving as a board member. Westfall has served as co-chair of the Downtown Riverfront Initiative and president of the Troy Noon Optimist Club.

Westfall also currently serves as a trustee of the Paul G. Duke Foundation, as vice president of Miracle League of the Miami Valley, as president/owner of Midwest Ohio Baseball League, and as owner/operator of Westfall Investment Properties and Four Sons Development LLC.