CECIL – Clint A. Vance, a former board member for Paulding Exempted Village Schools and Vantage Career Center, formally announces that he will run for the Republican Party’s nomination for County Commissioner in the March 17 primary for the seat that commences on Jan. 3, 2021. Vance, who was edged out in the 2018 Republican primary for commissioner by Mark Holtsberry believes the county is at a turning point for its leadership.

“Young, inspiring leaders are what this county needs right now to be taken to the next level.” He continued, “After being unsuccessful in 2018, there was no way I could give up at such a crucial time for this county, so I continued working.”

In 2018, after the election, Vance was appointed by the commissioners and continues to serve on the Planning Commission board.

He is also a board member and serving as treasurer for Community Revitalizing Paulding (CoRP) and serves as vice president for the John Paulding Historical Society and president for Habitat for Humanity of Paulding County.

Vance is in charge of Paulding’s Tunes, Brews & BBQ; an event held in June and August that helps raise money for downtown revitalization.

In 2019, Vance attended the National Main Street Conference in Seattle, Wa. where he brought back ideas and shared them with the villages throughout the county.

When he isn’t farming, Vance assists former Paulding County Economic Development Director Jerry Zielke in his office with current projects happening around the county along with social media updates.

“I hope my actions speak louder than any words from my opponents. I would be humbled and honored if the voters would consider supporting me.”