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Justin Trainor, 32, of Penn Township, announced today that he is a candidate for one of two Republican positions for Butler County Commissioner

Trainor is a decorated United States Air Force veteran including being awarded a Bronze Star for his valor while deployed with a joint special operations task force supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later worked as financial specialist where he was responsible for multi-million dollar operating budgets. Trainor also took on an additional duty as the military liaison to the local, County, and State Government offices for his unit. He is currently a second-generation owner in his family’s restaurant.

Since returning from the military, Trainor has talked to hundreds of taxpayersand has viewed numerous commissioner meetings. He has learned there are concerns that Butler County is heading in the wrong direction. Trainor noted “I’m hearing people are worried that our County is not respected! People in our community want job opportunities! People want responsible spending and people are concerned about the illegal drug issues our community faces!”

Trainor stated: “As a County Commissioner, I want the County to become a leader in doing more with the tax dollars we have. I would bring transparency to the process and foster an environment that would allow the departments and elected officials to work together helping everyone to be better stewards of our tax dollars.”

When asked about the drug problem Trainor said: “I want to partner with our law enforcement officials and community groups to win the battle. I also emphasize that the drug problem is everyone’s problem as it affects every corner of the County and every income and education group. I will ensure a plan and the necessary resources to complete it are in place to end this problem in our County.”

Trainor continued by stating that he believes it is the job of the commissioners to seek out opportunities for new businesses to join Butler County in its efforts to add jobs and bring additional revenue to Butler County. Trainor said “Our County has been fortunate to grow on its own over the last few decades, however, I think there is the potential for the County to prosper even more with help from the commissioners. We are lucky to have a great supporting infrastructure coupled with a swift judicial system that makes Butler County an ideal place for businesses to expand. As a commissioner I would make this evident to businesses around the County and try to entice them to come grow with us.”

Trainor concluded his remarks by stressing he would have an open door policy for employees, department headsand elected officials as he found that such a policy helped him in his past budgeting and government liaison experiences. He also noted that the position needs to be accountable to the taxpayers and as such would provide forums for all residents to voice their concerns in a straightforward manner. “I am looking forward to bringing a fresh approach to County government by utilizing my work and military experience to serve the taxpayers.”

Trainor is a graduate of Knoch High School where he proudly serves as a varsity and junior varsityboy’s lacrosse coach. Trainor later attended Duquesne University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics.

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About Justin

  • Decorated Veteran including a bronze star for his valor while deployed as a member of a joint special operations task force
  • Multi-million dollar federal budget experience
  • Second generation owner of family business, Hardwood Cafe