Editor’s Note: As we approach the November General Election, The Daily Sentinel will be running articles allowing the candidates in contested races to introduce themselves and tell the voters why they are running for office. Each candidate is asked, in their own words, to respond to two questions — tell us about yourself and why are you running for this office.
POMEROY — Moe Hajivandi is one of two candidates for Meigs County Commissioner.
Tell us about yourself:
I am honored to be a United States Citizen, I grew up here, I went to high school here. I am a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. I also have two master’s degrees, MBA – Master of Business Administration and MSMIS – Master of Science in Management Information Systems.
My family and I could live anywhere in the USA, and we chose to live in Meigs County, Ohio, residing here for over 17 years. I love it here, I love the people here.
I am a husband and father of three, my wife and children are Meigs Alumni. I met my wife in Alden Library at Ohio University 34 years ago, we’ve been together ever since; coming home to Meigs County as often as we could, this is and will always be our home.
I own Taylor Staffing and have created over 30 high paying jobs with benefits in Meigs County. I am a member of the River of Life Church, Co-Director of the Food Pantry there — faithfully serving every Wednesday night the people of the county. Last year, with the help of many volunteers, our food pantry served nearly 5,000 Meigs County residents.
I am also a Karate practitioner, avid hunter, archery coach/instructor, youth group leader, willing and able volunteer.
The most important thing about me is that I am a born again Christian and a proud defender of my Christian Faith.
Why are you running for this office:
I was asked to run for the office of Meigs County Commissioner by community members. I am a businessman not a politician. I have been sought out by residents and other business owners for my opinion and guidance, I want to help Meigs County, that is why I am running for office.
I have decades of corporate management experience in a Fortune 500 company, overseeing the big picture of projects, exceeding more than 60 million dollars. I have also personally brought two successful businesses into Meigs County which last year alone generated 48 W2’s, bringing jobs and income back to Meigs and surrounding counties. Taylor Staffing formerly was in Gallia County, I moved it to Meigs County.
My goal is to make Meigs County a destination, a place that our children and their children will desire to and be able to live in, to work in, a prosperous flourishing county, a county with hope for a brighter future.