Our friend, talented comedian Drew Hastings, has worn many hats in his career. He is a regular on radio’s syndicated "Bob & Tom Show", a national comedy club stalwart, a Comedy Central cornerstone, and a farmer. And now he is the mayor.
Six years ago, Hastings left the synthetic shine of Los Angeles in his rearview, planting himself in the rural farming community of Hillsboro, Ohio. With a decisive 337 votes greater than the tally of his opponent, Hastings, whose fondness and appreciation for the community inspired him to run, is now the leader at the helm. Through his celebrity and a term he has coined “agri-tainment”, the 57 year old comic hopes to rejuvenate Hillsboro, which has been suffering from high unemployment and fiscal issues. One thing is certain; the campaign was the furthest thing from a joke. For a man who has built a flourishing career through his humor, Mayor Hastings looks to treat the office with the level of conscientious seriousness it deserves.
Hastings begins his service in January.