Zaring was born and raised in Putnam County, first in Marion Township, then living in Floyd Township for the past 37 years.
He and his wife of 24 years, Debby, raised their children Aaron, Jordan and Izaak within the North Putnam Community School Corporation and actively served within the community.
Zaring attended REMC youth tour to Washington, D.C., was a leader of Petroleum Powers, past president of the Putnam County Young Farmers and club leader with the 4-H program.
He also served on the Putnam County Fair Board truck and tractor pulling committee, as well as the long range planning committee for the fairgrounds.
He enjoys truck pulling and has actively served as president for the ITPA for two terms.
Zaring is the owner and operator of Zaring Performance, Crain and Millwright Service, and installer of grain handling equipent in Fillmore.
If elected, Zaring said he believes he can bring his knowledge of construction and business to help appropriate the funds of Putnam County residents in a more cost effective way.
He also said he hopes to make voters aware of where their money is being used, not just advertise and fail to deliver. He plans to spend time in the field talking with residents and working alongside laborers, in addition to attending meetings.
"The tax payers are the real winners in this election," Zaring said.
He believes that the commissioner is not only responsible for their own district, but Putnam County as a whole, and he plans to make that known.
The election will be held Tuesday, May 8.