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Rodney Fenwick seeking District 1 commissioner seat on GOP ballot

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rodney Fenwick
Rodney Fenwick is a Republican candidate for Putnam County commissioner, District 1, in the May 8 primary.

Fenwick was born and raised in Putnam County. Growing up, he said his grandfather and father instilled in him "the most important things in life -- God, country and family."

He and his wife Kathlene have been married almost 32 years. They have four children and five grandchildren with two sons in the U.S. Army. Fenwick said he cherishes his family as his "greatest blessing."

Along with working in a wide range of fields, Fenwick has owned and operated businesses with local, national and international ties. The commissioner candidate said he has acquired experience from both the state and Putnam County highway departments, giving him "keen awareness of road maintenance needs."

In the 1980s Fenwick received what he calls "the great opportunity to take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws of Indiana." Serving as Bainbridge marshal, he has fulfilled that oath for almost 30 years.

With 22 years experience in government operations and management, Fenwick said he believes "changes need to be made in how county money is spent, and that every dollar is accounted for."

A firm believer in fiscal responsibility, he recognizes "improvements need to be made in how our county invests its money so a balanced budget may be maintained."

The county insurance offered commissioners would not be taken by Fenwick, he vowed, saying he will place that money back into the budget if elected.

Calling himself "a proven leader with integrity," Fenwick said that as county commissioner he would be ready to "step up to make these necessary changes."