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Robert “Bob” Curry For Owen County Commissioner for District 2


Robert “Bob” Curry grew up on a family farm south of Spencer and graduated from Spencer High School in 1965.  A United States Army Reserve veteran, he has worked for both private industry and local government. He worked for Spencer Monument Works for 10 years before opening Curry Tire Shop in Spencer, a family-owned business he would operate alongside his wife, Brenda, for 23 years. Bob was later employed as a machine operator at Oxford Automotive in Greencastle before he began a 10-year career as Road Crew Supervisor for Owen County Community Corrections. Upon retirement from Owen County Community Corrections in 2015, he was presented with the opportunity to serve with the Owen County Sheriff’s Department as a part-time Courthouse Security Officer, a position that enabled him to continue serving Owen County until he fully retired in late 2019.

Bob has completed various forms of specialized training through the years including recordkeeping, budgeting, personnel management, sales, public relations, and marketing. He continues to volunteer his time with the not-for-profit Spencer Conservation Club where he manages the club’s trap shooting range and serves on its board of directors. He is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA).

Bob and his wife, Brenda, make their home in rural Spencer. The couple has two adult children; Stephania (Mark) Major, and Travis (Jill) Curry, all of Spencer.


I believe it will take vision and strong leadership to preserve what is best about Owen County while also planning for our current and future infrastructure needs. We must plan and prioritize improvements to our county roads, bridges, government buildings and services, all while listening to and working for the people of Owen County.

I deeply appreciate having grown up, worked, and raised a family here in Owen County. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to make our community a better place to live and work. I have the energy and the time to devote to the position of Owen County Commissioner. As an elected official I pledge to work to ensure an open public process so that everyone is heard and information and communications are open. 

I would appreciate your vote in the May 5, 2020 Primary Election. To contact me call 812-585-1345, or email You can also message me directly on my Facebook page, Robert “Bob Curry for Owen County Commissioner, District 2.

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