Trustee Biographies

David Burris has served as township trustee since January 1998, and will began his sixth term in office in January 2018; his term expires Dec. 31, 2021. Burris has served as the chairman of the board of trustees since 1999 and serves as the township’s fire department liaison. Burris’ goals for the township are to strengthen the bonds with the City of Grove City, and improve the training and policies for township employees. He is employed with Paragon Technical Services as an executive assistant having previously retired as a paramedic/firefighter at Franklin Township after 25 years. He is an active member of the Franklin County Township Association, Ohio Township Association, Grove City Area Republican Club, Franklin County Fire Fighters Association, Ohio Professional Fire Fighters Association, International Association of Fire Fighters, Volunteer Fire Fighters Benevolence Fund.

Burris and his wife Jody are active members at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene and have been residents of Jackson Township since 1978 and have three children and four grandchildren.

Contact: dave.burris@jacksontwp.org or (614) 679-2429

Stephen Bowshier has served as township trustee since January 2000, and began his fifth term in office in January 2016; his current term expires Dec. 31, 2019. Bowshier’s goals for the township are to improve the delivery of services and to create a financial plan for the future needs of the community. He received his law degree from The Ohio State University and has a law practice in Grove City. Bowshier is an active member of the Franklin County Township Association, Ohio Township Association, Grove City Area Republican Club, and Grove City Church of the Nazarene.

He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Jackson Township. They and have four sons, and two granddaughters and two grandsons.

Contact: steve.bowshier@jacksontwp.org or (614) 679-2431

Jim Rauck was elected in November 2011 for a two-year term ending Dec. 31, 2013 and was re-elected in November 2013 to a four-year term ending Dec. 31, 2017. In November 2017, he was re-elected for a four-year term starting in January 2018. Rauck has been a resident of Jackson Township for more than 40 years and is a 1972 graduate of Grove City High School.  He received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and was an instructor for the Ohio Youth Commission before embarking on a successful career as a business owner.  Rauck is the founder and president of Rock’s Trailer Sales Inc., a business he established in 1980 and located in Jackson Township. He is a member of the Grove City United Methodist Church and has two sons, one daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.

Contact: jim.rauck@jacksontwp.org or (614) 361-8989