GREENVILLE – The Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRWC) welcomes featured speaker Hon. Jim Buchy at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at the Shawnee Nature Preserve, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville. Buchy served Darke County and the Republican Party for many years as a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
“I think it’s important to hear from not only those who are currently in office, but also those who have held previous positions. We must learn from our past, plan our future, but live for today! In that tradition, please join us on June 13,” said DCRWC President Jaime LeVeck.
State Rep. Jim Buchy returned to the Ohio House of Representatives for another term, after being nominated to the Ohio House in 2011, where he served until 2016. The Representative Buchy was elected by his fellow legislators to serve as Deputy Majority Whip for the 130th General. Assembly. He represented the 84th District, which encompasses Mercer County, as well as parts of Auglaize, Darke, and Shelby counties.
Rep. Buchy previously served at the Ohio House from 1983 to 2000, where he served as Deputy Majority Leader, Majority Whip, and Deputy Majority Whip. As a member of the Ohio House, he dealt with issues important to his constituents, such as agriculture, civil and commercial law, state government, elections, small business and development economic.
Buchy is the former president and CEO of Buchy Food Service in Greenville. After his first stint in the House, Buchy served as deputy director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, then board member and policy director at the National Federation of Independent Business, where he received numerous business awards. . He has also been honored several times for his support of agriculture by groups such as the agricultural office, 4-H and FFA.
Prior to his first term at Ohio House, Rep. Buchy served on the Greenville Board of Education, where he graduated from high school. He is also an alumnus of the University of Wittenberg.
Other community organizations Rep. Buchy has been involved with include the Darke Economic Foundation, Darke County Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Buchy will speak giving anecdotes and experiences he has had over the years with the Republican Party and giving legislative updates.
The program is free and does not require a reservation. The Club offers an optional dinner at 6:00 p.m., before the speaker program. Meal cost per person is $10 and requires reservations. Dinner reservations must be made by noon June 9 by calling Wavelene Denniston at 937-547-6477 or emailing her at: [email protected]
For more information on DCRWC, visit: http://www.darkegop.org/womens-club.html or email President Jaime LeVeck at: [email protected]