Democrat Buddy Ritson enters race for Wood County auditor

Buddy Ritson (photo provided)


Buddy Ritson of Lake Township has filed petitions and will seek election as Wood County Auditor in the Democratic Primary.
Buddy was raised in Walbridge and is a graduate of Lake High School.  In addition, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Toledo and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from Bowling Green State University.  He is a pricing specialist supervisor at Hub Group, a transportation logistics company based in Toledo Ohio.
In announcing his candidacy, Buddy stated, “I truly believe in bipartisan approaches to government. The Auditor’s office provides important checks and balances and with a nearly all Republican county government, it is important to have an auditor who can provide those checks and balances.”  
Buddy believes that a new face in the Auditor’s office will bring about needed innovation. He stated, “Wood County was one of the first Auditor’s Offices in Ohio to have a web presence, but the electronic presence hasn’t had significant updates in a long time. I look forward to bringing ideas that I have gained from private industry to help make county government more effective in reaching the needs of Wood County taxpayers and businesses.”
Buddy and his fiancé, Heather DeBouver, recently bought their first home in Lake Township and will be married in Risingsun on May 19th.  After their honeymoon, Buddy looks forward to meeting voters of Wood County.  In addition, he welcomes all suggestions on how to make County government more efficient and more effective via email at