Pete Gerken

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Pete Gerken
Lucas County Commissioner
In office
2005 - 2009
Preceded by Harry Barlos
Personal details
Born (1952-02-04) February 4, 1952 (age 65)
Toledo, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Occupation Retired, Co-Administrator, UAW DaimlerChrysler Ohio Training Center

Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken took office in January, 2005 after the voters of Lucas County, Ohio elected him to a four-year term. Pete Gerken began his career in public service in 1996, when he was appointed to an At-Large seat on Toledo City Council.[1] As an eight-year member of council, then Councilman Gerken chaired the Environment, Utilities and Public Service Committee and was strongly involved in both Toledo Backs Jeep campaigns.

Currently, Commissioner Gerken serves on the Executive Committee of the Lucas County Improvement Corporation and the Board of the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center. He was instrumental in the creation of a Commissioner’s Citizens Tax Levy Review Committee.

Pete Gerken was born in Toledo and grew up in the historic Old West End neighborhood. He attended Central Catholic High School, graduating in 1969. In 1991, he received a BS in Organizational Behavior from the University of Toledo. For 29 years, he worked for Jeep / DaimlerChrysler as a member of the United Auto Workers (UAW). In December, 2004, he retired as Co-Administrator of the UAW DaimlerChrysler Ohio Training Center.


  1. ^ Blake, Erica (3 November 2004). "Gerken sweeps to commission win". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. p. 4. Retrieved 14 April 2011.