Tom Spetnagel Jr. is a lifelong resident of Chillicothe, Ohio. He graduated from Chillicothe High School as the valedictorian of the Class of 2000 and obtained his law degree from Capital University Law School. In 2009, he defeated a 25-year incumbent to win the Chillicothe City Auditor seat. After serving as City Auditor for 3 years, he was appointed Ross County Auditor in 2013 and was subsequently elected to full terms by the voters of Ross County in 2014 and 2018. Tom is married to Breanne, who is also a lifelong resident of Chillicothe, and they have two sons-- Tre and Tyson.
As Ross County Auditor, Tom is both the chief financial officer and chief property tax assessor of Ross County, which is the second largest county in Ohio by square miles (population: 77,000). This office is responsible for appraising the more than 43,000 parcels in Ross County for property tax purposes, maintaining an accurate accounting of the $50 million+ in revenues collected each year by the county, and issuing payroll to its 700+ full-time and part-time employees.
Ross County, Ohio Auditor