Tom Ashbrook is running for the lone seat as the Chillicothe City Council's Councilman at Large. He is unopposed in this election.

Ashbrook was appointed to the position of councilman at large, a year ago, after current Mayor Reed Dupy was moved into the mayor’s position after the death of former Mayor Chuck Haney.

Ashbrook has decided to run for this position because he hopes to help Chillicothe continue to grow and thrive.

“Chillicothe is my hometown and I want to help Chillicothe continue to succeed in being a great place to live and work,” he said. “The councilman at large position is primarily the finance board member, and i have a great deal of experience in finance.”

After working for 40 years as a certified public accountant, Ashbrook said his work experience makes him a good fit for the position, and being retired allows him the time to devote to being a council member.

“My long-term goals and priorities are upgrading Chillicothe’s infrastructure; attracting businesses to Chillicothe and helping city employees be effective and efficient with their work for the city,” he said.

Ashbrook is a 1965 Chillicothe High School graduate. He then spent four years in the United States Navy serving from 1966-1969. He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Northwest Missouri State University and a master’s degree in business administration. After working for the Internal Revenue Service for four years he spent 40 years as a certified public accountant for Hardin, Cummins, Moss and Miller, serving as a partner for 35 years.

Ashbrook and his wife, Julie, have been married for 43 years and have two daughters, Leslie and Claire.

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