Mom. Business Woman. Leader.
I was born and raised in Clark County Ohio and attended Northwestern Local Schools. I am a graduate of Clark State College with an Associates of Applied Business degree in Agricultural Business. I also obtained my Bachelors from The Ohio State University majoring in Animal Science and Minoring in Agricultural Business. Upon graduation I came back to work in my family's retail grocery store business.
Although I enjoyed several aspects of the grocery store business, it was never my passion. When my dad decided to retire and sell the stores, I was then able to begin building a business with my husband. Today we own 3 different farms in Clark County and primarily focus on row crop farming and raising beef cattle. Our business markets beef directly to consumers or through larger packers. We also custom feed groups of cattle for other beef producers. My role in the business is all of the clerical and administrative tasks and record keeping, as well as hands on jobs around the farm. I can pay the bills, deliver a calf, and drive a tractor all in the same day.
Why have I chosen to run for Clark County Commissioner? In my nine years being on a volunteer board representing small businesses across the state of Ohio, I have found a love for being the bridge of communication between our legislators and governing bodies and the great people of this state. I will bring this same passion, dedication, and determination to represent the residents of Clark County
THE RITTENHOUSE FAMILY
My husband, Scott, and I are raising our three kids on the same land that three older generations lived on, worked on, and enjoyed. Lara is 15, attends Global Stem Impact and is active in FFA and 4-H, enjoys reading, tropical plants, and is already planning a career in law enforcement forensics. Lexi is 12, is active in 4-H and enjoys cooking. Rylan is 9 and enjoys any outdoor activities and aggravating his sisters.
I am proud that all of our children are not only involved in our family's businesses, but active in their own agricultural-based business. Lara and Lexi are the core of L & L Sisters +Bro, a sheep and goat breeding and showing business. The business expanded to add +Bro to incorporate Rylan's passion for raising chickens, ducks, and turkeys. I am immensely grateful that I get to work alongside them and teach them about business, just like I learned from my dad.
Rylan, 9, is the +Bro portion of L & L Sisters +Bro. He raises chickens, ducks, and turkeys for eggs and meat. He enjoys raising chicks from eggs, farm equipment of all types, and gardening.
Lexi, 12, oversees the sheep operations of L & L Sisters +Bro. She enjoys being involved in 4-H, cooking, and helping with campaign mailings. Lexi recently testified at the Ohio State House on behalf of House Bill 507.
Lara, 15, is in charge of the goat operations of L & L Sisters +Bro. She's active in FFA, 4-H, and enjoys raising and showing goats and cattle. She's also gaining driving experience by helping with campaign signage.
A VOICE FOR YOU
I am an experienced leader that has worked with local, state, and federally elected officials to create policies, regulations, and laws that positively impact families, small businesses, and the community.
I grew up in my family's grocery store business. I know first-hand the importance of supporting local businesses and networking. My family currently owns and operates several agriculture-related businesses in Clark County.
For nearly 10 years I have been involved in leadership roles with state organizations that support agricultural businesses. I was the first female president elected to lead the Ohio Cattlemen's Association (OCA). During my time with OCA I discovered my passion for working with elected officials to bridge the communication gap and solve challenges.
I was born and raised in Clark County. My husband and I are currently raising our three children on the land that my grandparents worked, enjoyed, and lived on. Our roots run deep in Clark County and I look forward to helping our community grow stronger.
Local. State. Federal.
I have been serving cattlemen, farmers, and small businesses across the state for 9 years. I was elected to the Ohio Cattlemen's Association's board of directors in 2012 and served as the first female president in 2018 and 2019. This experience is what has led me to running for Clark County Commissioner.
I have greatly enjoyed being the bridge of communication between cattlemen and farmers across our state and our State and Federally elected Congressional Leaders. I have enjoyed working with my fellow board members to make our State's cattle industry strong and successful. It was a true honor to represent Ohio's beef producers and I fully intend to carry that same passion and determination to the seat of Clark County Commissioner.
THE ISSUES AT HAND
CLEANING UP THE BARREL FILL
The cleanup efforts around the Tremont City Barrel Fill have been ongoing for decades. I applaud the ongoing efforts of People for Safe Water! I recently attending a meeting where it was announced that all responsible parties had signed off on the cleanup plan - one step closer to the end goal.
DOING GREAT THINGS ALREADY!
I was appointed to the seat of Clark County Commissioner on June 1, 2022 when former Commissioner Lohnes retired. These are a few of the things I have accomplished in that short time.
INVESTED ARPA DOLLARS IN STORMWATER PROJECTS
Both Enon and New Carlisle have main roads that are constantly flooding. I voted to use some of our federal ARPA dollars to correct these issues.
INVESTING IN THE CLARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
If you have read through this website, you will notice that I believe the Clark County Fairgrounds is a great asset to our community. I supported and will continue to support updating the fairgrounds and continuing to grow it as an economic driver for our county.
INVESTING IN YOUTH AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
While this will continually remain a work in progress, I am working with people all across our state to bring much needed services to Clark County. I also am working to strengthen our 4-H program and allow it to be one of the tools used to reach our at-risk youth.
Ohio State Senator
Clark County Auditor
Former U.S. Representative
ED & DEE EVANS
Evans Cattle Company
Former Employee at Northridge IGA
Pike Township Trustee & Kaffenbarger Farms Inc
JOHN & JAME
Dayton Public School Teachers
Chair, Ohio Beef Council
ALLAN & AMY ARMSTRONG
BRIAN & JENN HARBAGE
JAY & BECKY
Grandview Hereford Farm
Esterline & Sons Manufacturing
Past President, Ohio Cattleman's Association
Ohio State Representative, 79th District
MELAINE FLAX WILT
Current Clark County Auditor
Current Clark County Commissioner
DEAN & LIZ BLAIR
Clark County Residents
Chair and CEO
Make a Difference
When we work together, magic happens. Find out how you can get involved and start making a difference. Your support is important and valuable to Sasha Rittenhouse for Clark County Commissioner. There are many ways to participate in my efforts to take Clark County to the next level. Whether you would like to volunteer your time, or make a monetary donation, every little bit that you dedicate helps tremendously.
WAYS TO BE INVOLVED
Contributions to Citizens for Sasha Rittenhouse can be mailed to 4352 School Road. New Carlisle, Ohio 45344
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SIGNS, SIGNS AND MORE SIGNS
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