Doug M. Haines ~ Trustee
We are pleased to introduce Doug Haines as your elected Trustee. Doug has been a resident of Perry Township or over 30 years. He graduated from Stark State College with an Associated Degree in Business Management. He and his wife, Anne are raising 3 daughters, Emily, Monica and Julie. They are proud to call Perry Township their home.
Many of you may know Doug from his years of leadership associated with the Perry Youth Soccer Organization, and he has been employed by Fisher Foods for 28 years. Doug is a Rotarian, Past Grand Knight for Knights of Columbus Council 4533, and also a Past Board Member of St. Joseph’s Federal Credit Union. He attends St. Joan of Arc church and is active in our community.
Doug was elected Perry Township Trustee on November 5th, 2013. Doug has soundly based all of his decisions with the philosophy of “What is best for our Township”. We are very fortunate to have Doug as a dedicated and sincere public servant to Perry Township.
Craig Chessler – Trustee
Craig Chessler is a life-long resident of Perry Township. He is a 1976 graduate of Perry High School, a former Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point and a graduate with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and communications from Otterbein College. Craig earned his Jurist Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1983.
He was first elected as a Trustee in 1989. He also has served since 1985 as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Assistant Law Director for the City of Canton. He maintains a private law practice specializing in probate law, employment law, victim’s rights and mental illness advocacy. He has also served as a trustee of the Stark Trial Lawyers Academy and Perry-Navarre Joint Economic Development District and is currently secretary for the Stark Council of Governments. He is a strong supporter of Perry theatre and athletics. There are four lovely ladies in his life; His wife, Linda, two daughters, and Hallie, the dachshund.
Lee Laubacher– Vice President
Lee Laubacher has been a resident of Perry Township since 1962 when he began teaching at Reedurban Elementary School. He graduated from Walsh College with a BA in Education and has retired from Perry Local Schools in 1993 after 32 years of teaching.
He served as a Perry Township volunteer fireman rising to the rank of Assistant District Chief of Station #1. He also owned his own ambulance service in the area.
He was elected Perry Township Trustee from 1998 to 2006 and was re-elected for 4 years beginning January 2008.
He has been married to his wife, Jackie for 45 years. They have 6 children and fourteen grandchildren.
He has been a Board member for St. Joseph Credit Union since 1995 and is presently the President of the Board. He is also a member of Perry Rotary and the Knights of Columbus at St. Joan of Arc.