Jason Hartigan, of Perrysburg, is running for Treasurer of Wood County. He is running for Wood County Treasurer because he believes government should provide responsive service and be accessible to the people it serves. He wants to empower our county to become an economic driver in the region. He believes in being the change one wishes to see in the world. He is asking for your vote on November 8.
Jason grew up in Grand Rapids, Ohio and graduated from Otsego Local High School. He received his Associates Degree from Owens Community College. While he studied there he completed an internship with The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida. After graduation Jason transferred to Bowling Green State University to work on his Bachelors Degree in Business with a specialization in Public Policy and Administration. During this time he worked at Meijer, Inc. where he became a union steward for the United Food & Commercial Workers union.
Upon completing his B.S.BA., Jason continued his education pursuing a Masters in Economics. While completing his education he interned at a local Merrill Lynch financial advisor branch.
Jason has spent his professional career working in higher education, focusing on financial aid. His first position was with Tiffin University’s online college, Ivy Bridge, where he worked as a financial aid advisor. In 2013 Jason accepted an offer to work as a Retention Advisor for Owens Community College with the Department of Labor’s TAACCCT Health Professions Pathways Program. While there he helped health professions students enter the workforce. He also mentored students with financial literacy topics to help students minimize student loan debt. Jason now works at Bowling Green State University as a Business Analyst in the Student Financial Aid department.
In his free time Jason has worked with the Common Good in Bowling Green for many years, serving as the Treasurer for three years. Jason moved to Perrysburg with his wife Molly in 2014. They welcomed their first child, Hadley, into the world in October of 2015. Jason stated, “As your County Treasurer, I would work hard to make the office more accessible to the County’s taxpayers, and would be honored to serve all citizens of Wood County.”