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Commissioner Hartley
Commissioner David Hartley with his wife and grandchildrenClark County Commissioner David Hartley
Dedicated to his community, David Hartley has served in the capacities of attorney, Ohio State Representative, Executive Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network, and Clark County Commissioner. A lifelong resident of Clark County and a graduate of Springfield High School, Hartley earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Louisville and his JD from Capital University Law School.

In 1972, he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives and remained there for 28 years until his term was limited in 2000.

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
In the early 1990s, Hartley and his wife, Vicki began volunteering at Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), a faith-based family homeless shelter. After two years, he was asked to serve on the board of that organization and eventually became the chair.

When IHN’s executive director, Reverend Norm Wittchen died unexpectedly in January 2002, Hartley agreed to serve as the director. Meanwhile, the homeless population in Clark County significantly increased. Hartley recalls his experience as “the toughest, most stressful job, and yet the most fulfilling job” he has ever had.

Hartley left IHN in 2005, when he became a Clark County Commissioner, an office he holds to date. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Ohio’s County Commission Insurance Company, CEBCO.

Hartley and his wife have one daughter, Cheryl, a son-in-law, Jeff, and eight precious grandchildren, who are now living in Louisiana.