Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Pietrykowski has announced he will run for re-election.

Pietrykowski, who was elected in 2006 and 2010, represents the upper district on the three-member board.

Pietrykowski, currently serving as president of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, resides at 2001 E. Thornton Rd., in Monroe Township.

"I grew up working on my family's dairy/vegetable farm. I graduated from Madison Consolidated High School and attended Purdue University. I also served as president of Pietrykowski Products, a multi-faceted construction business. My business and farming experience have been helpful to me in serving my community as a member of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners," Pietrykowski said in a news release.

Pietrykowski has been an active member of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners and also represents the commissioners on the Jefferson County Board of Planning and Zoning.

He helped establish the "Coast to Coast" Prescription Drug card that allowed county residents to save on prescription drugs.

The initiative also brings about $4,000 a year into the county general fund to help with health expenses.

Also in his time as a commissioner, Pietrykowski implemented the "Clean Burn" fuel system at the Jefferson County Highway Garage, utilizing used motor oil from around the county to keep the building heated and save thousands of dollars in utility bills annually.

"My construction experience has come in handy with the county during various projects - none more important than the Courthouse Rebuild project during 2009-2011.  The Krueger Lake Dam Improvement project also was a chance to use my skills for the benefit of my community," Pietrykowski said.

Pietrykowski and his wife, Helen, have three children and two grandchildren.