Besecker Running for Re-Election as County Commissioner

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Geoff Besecker at home in Grant’s Lick.

Sensible and Conservative Leadership.

Alexandria, KY – Geoff Besecker, 28 year retired educator at Campbell County High School, has entered the race to run for re-election as County Commissioner of the 2nd district. Geoff Besecker, who is 50 years old, is a longtime resident of Grant’s Lick where he and his wife Toni have raised four boys.

Geoff Besecker has a long history of service in Campbell County. Serving for almost 3 decades in the Campbell County Schools, he has served on numerous Site Based Councils at Campbell County High School and has served as the chair of principal selection in the past. As a National Board Certified educator, Besecker taught history, criminal justice, civics and Advanced Placement Government and Politics. For his work in civic engagement Besecker was honored as the Kentucky Veterans of Foreign War “State Teacher of the Year” in 2007 and the “VFW Region Teacher of the Year” in 2021. Additionally he was honored with the Kentucky National Guard American Patriot award for support of our soldiers who are defending freedom at home and around the world. Up until his retirement at the end of the 2020-21 school year, he continued to host local veterans in his classroom on a regular basis. His lasting relationship with the local VFW post 3205 continues as he attends various events and memorials with local veterans. Besecker has also been honored by “Kids Voting Northern Kentucky” for his work promoting civic responsibility and leadership among his students. Additionally, he has personally registered well over a thousand Republican voters over the past decades. Because of his leadership, Besecker was selected as President of Teacher Leadership Northern Kentucky collaborating with many educators across our region to address educational issues confronting our schools, families and students. More so, he has coached multiple sports over the last two and a half decades including basketball, baseball, and football. As the district director, Besecker has also been instrumental in growing the Campbell County Schools youth basketball program and has been honored by the district for his 15 year commitment to championship building through youth programs.

Along with his wife Toni, Geoff Besecker is a long serving deacon at Main Street Church where, as a past member of the Board of Directors, he also dedicated much time to the CARE Mission, which serves as a resource center for those members of the community who are going through significant struggles when it comes to basic necessities like food, clothing and spiritual guidance. Besecker has furthermore been an integral part of the youth group serving as a mentor, counselor and chaperone to our local children.

He has brought his variety of experience and leadership to the Campbell County Fiscal Court as a commissioner. Being raised in a family taught to always put others first, Besecker’s vision has been forged by a lifetime of service. His focus has been to encourage economic growth and development while working to maintain and grow infrastructure in a responsible and considerate manner. Besecker looks to continue to reduce economic barriers of residents and businesses while continuing to support and promote community schools. His promise is to treat people and their opinions with the respect they deserve. Most importantly, he will work as the hands and feet for those in the community carrying heavy burdens and experiencing overwhelming struggles. Geoff Besecker will always promote Campbell County to be a bright and shining community, not as a light to be hidden but as a beacon for those in our region.

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