Jim Hunter, Fiscal Officer
My name is Jim Hunter and I am proud to be serving you as Fiscal Officer!!
I live on Baxter Road in the southern part of the township with my lovely wife Carolyn, we have lived in our home for the past 19 years. We raised two boys and a girl together and they have now moved to homes of there own, my daughter lives on Hatt Swank Road in the township with her husband and two children. We now live at home with our three dogs which we rescued.
We attend church at The First Baptist Church in South Lebanon where we are members.
I was raised on a farm on Schlottman Road in the township and graduated from Loveland High School in 1972. At age 16 I became interested in public service and joined the Loveland Community Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter cadet. I was appointed to the position of Fire Chief on January 1, 1980 after serving as a firefighter, a lieutenant, a captain and assistant fire chief. On June 1, 1981, I became the first full-time paid employee of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department where I served as full-time Fire Chief until December 31, 2003 when I retired. Throughout my career with the fire department I attended over one-hundred classes at learning centers such as University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green University and many others.
I now own a company, Fire and Explosion Consultants, with my partner Scott Bennett. We at Fire and Explosion Consultants investigate the origin and cause of fires and explosions for insurance companies throughout several states. We employ 22 full-time and part-time investigators and office staff and we are growing every year.
I am very conservative and believe in strong safety services in the community, fiscal accountability and total transparency.