WARSAW — Robert M. (Bob) Conley is seeking to return as the Kosciusko County Commissioner-Southern District for another term, and the voice of residents in Kosciusko County government.
Conley was born and raised in the county on a farm near Pierceton. His parents later bought a farm south of Warsaw, where he grew up and attended Claypool school and graduated from Warsaw High School. He also graduated from National Barber College in Indiana.
Conley and his wife, the former Sue Evans, a teacher at Presbyterian Pre-school, have three children: Nathan, who works for Lake City Bank; Amanda, a teacher and stay at home mom; and Nelson, who is a barber with his father at their South Buffalo Street location. The Conleys have four grandchildren with a grandson due in July.
Growing up, Conley was part of his family farming more than 1,200 acres. “I learned how to get up in the morning and get things done. That same work ethic is what I will continue to bring to my next term as your local representative,” he stated. Conley has worked with the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation in recent years to bring “millions of dollars in business and industry to our county, from Syracuse to Silver Lake, Etna Green to Pierceton. I represent everyone, most certainly agriculture, which is a major industry in our community.”
Conley is a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department reserve officer, where he has held the rank of captain, working with 25 trained and dedicated officers. The reserve officers support the sheriff as well as all full time deputies and local police departments.
Conley is currently president of the Kosciusko County Commissioners and president of the county board of finance. He is also a member of the county board of solid waste, county area planning commission, Warsaw Community Development Corp., and technical review board.