Uebelhor seeks re-election to council

By Herald Staff


Doug Uebelhor is seeking re-election to the Dubois County Council at-large seat.

Uebelhor was elected to the position in 2016 and is eager to continue serving the citizens of Dubois County. “I want to continue to give back to the community that has given my family and me so much,” he said.

Uebelhor lives in Jasper with his wife Kaitlin, and daughter Emma. He is a 1999 graduate of Jasper High School and attended Indiana University Bloomington where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a concentration in Mathematics in 2003. He also earned Elementary Education, Computer Education, and Middle, Junior and Senior High School Mathematics teaching licenses from Indiana University Bloomington. He is currently employed at Washington High School as a mathematics teacher.

A former employee at Jasper Engines as an internal and branch auditor, Uebelhor conducted internal process audits, provided companywide educational classes, and provided branch operations management and logistic support. Always encouraged to improve company process, Uebelhor submitted company continuous improvement ideas to help streamline company processes. Prior to working at Jasper Engines, Uebelhor worked for seven years at Jasper High School as an educational instructor, summer school teacher, club sponsor, athletic worker, and an in-school tutor. “I just feel comfortable helping others excel and achieve their potential,” he said.

Uebelhor has served on multiple boards for the county while he was a commissioner and councilman, including the EMA Advisory Board, the 9-1-1 Advisory Board, Dubois County Public Health Partnership, and the Dubois County Health Wellness Committee just to name a few. Uebelhor has shown his support and encouragement of countywide safety and health awareness through his continued effort to promote and advance these boards and committees. As a Dubois County Commissioner, Uebelhor demonstrated a proven record for positive change by focusing on containing costs and keeping taxes low. He increased county transparency by insisting on audio recording commissioner meetings for accuracy, and he insisted the meetings be accessible to the public. He also initiated a cost savings wellness program for county employees. “Having extensive experience in multiple community, school, and local government leadership roles,” he said, “I feel uniquely qualified to continue serving you on the county council.”

Uebelhor is currently a Republican Precinct Committeemen, Republican Convention Delegate, member of the Association of Indiana Counties, and member of the Indiana State Teacher’s Association. He is a lifelong member of the St. Joseph Church where he has served as choir member, server, and volunteer usher for mass. Uebelhor has shown his leadership and community involvement through his many years of work with Junior Achievement. He completed many EMA training courses to keep the county eligible for emergency management grants and certifications. He attended many AIC training classes, seminars and meetings, served on boards and committees, completed program management training, worked on the traveling voter board, and was an election poll inspector.

Uebelhor’s interests include running, biking, playing volleyball, watching movies, spending time with his wife, daughter, friends and family, and Disney. Uebelhor has completed many local and statewide half marathons, 5k runs and bike races including the RAIN Ride, which is a one day, 165-mile bike ride across Indiana.

“Dubois County has been my home my entire life, and I appreciate the great quality of life we enjoy,” Uebelhor said. “We have a rich German culture, excellent school systems, and a strong work ethic. I want to continue making a positive difference and give back to my community. I feel blessed to be able to live and raise my family in Dubois County, and I want to continue to do my part to help it improve and thrive. I have a fiscally conservative approach when it comes to managing your tax dollars, and I keep that in mind with every decision I make as a council member. All my decisions are based on what is good of the citizens, and I want to continue to represent the best interests of the county. I have focused on making local government transparent as accessible to you and I want to continue making sure it stays that way.”

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