The Guernsey County Commissioners
Dave Wilson was elected as Commissioner in 2014. It was the first time he had run for public office. Dave was Operations Manager for Cambridge’s AVC Communications Radio Station Group for 32 years and still writes and produces commercials and other audio/video projects on a part-time basis. He was also the licensee of WBIK 92.1FM from its sign-on in 2002 until shortly after he took office. Dave and his wife, Cindy, were married in 1976 and have two adult children, Emily and Steven. They enjoy every minute they can spend with their grandsons, Simon and Henry. Dave is a member of Cambridge High School’s Class of 1973.
While his full name is Ernest Gardner, Jr., he’s best known by his nickname, “Skip.” He was elected to his first term as Commissioner in 2012, previously serving as a member of Cambridge’s City Council for 13-years. Skip has a strong real estate background, beginning his career in sales and later as an appraiser. He also is a title abstractor, conducting land title searches in Guernsey and surrounding counties. Skip graduated from Cambridge High School in 1972. He married his wife, Vickie, in 1988 and they are parents of three adult children: Curtis, Amber and Chad. They also have a granddaughter, Alexandria.
Commissioner Ron Gombeda was sworn into office January 28, 2020 after the Guernsey County Democratic Central Committee named him to fill the unexpired term of retired Commissioner, Dave Saft. A Guernsey County native, Ron’s a 1999 graduate of Meadowbrook High School, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University and earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ron is the Executive Director of the Guernsey County Community Development Corporation, where he’s served since 2013. Ron’s engaged to Angela Grant and is the father of Ayla and Jaron and step-father of Owen and Addison.