A Day in the life with Doug Barry
By: Stephen Cone
Can one man really make difference?
Doug Barry is a man on a mission determined to win a seat as one of the three Montgomery County Commissioners this fall. “Once I have my eyes on something look out!” Barry said.
The County Commissioner candidate has been going door to door in the rain, heat and snow, telling people why they should vote for him and how he can make a difference on the county level.
One way he plans on doing this is by making sure local government works for the people and not against the people. Doug believes that government on all levels are still operating the same way and could be the reason why people have not seen the change they are looking for.
While he is doing a call to action to get things done, Doug believes things cannot get done unless there is first a conversation. “We have gotten away from conversation” said Barry.
While it may seem simple to have a conversation with someone, especially a neighbor, it is common for people to not know who their neighbor is. These are the missed connections that Doug wants people to reestablish in the Montgomery County. One reason for these missed connections is the rise in taxes.
“People will vote with their legs, meaning they will move, we have to make this place where businesses and people want to stay” Barry stated.
Doug has admitted that he has changed over the past years. One thing that changed Doug was his opinion on the opioid crisis.
“How you suppose to change things if you’re one person?” –
Doug Barry(R) grew up in Huber Heights; he graduated from Wayne High School in 1990. He then went to Ohio Northern University and graduated with a Marketing and Management degree.
After the passing of his father he took over the family business at the age of 26. Married to Jessica and together they have two sons, Drew(17) and Justin(13). Doug has also served as a Miami Township Trustee for four years.
Doug Barry 4 Step Plan:
Doug believes he has what it takes to build the kind of community Montgomery county wants.
“To have the kind of community we want we have to build it”.