Ruthie Davis Schlabach

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Commissioner Ruthie Davis Schlabach started her term with the Board of County Commission on November 17, 2020.

The roots of Ruthie Davis Schlabach’ s family tree run deep I American soil-so deep, in fact that her roots include ancestors who signed the Mayflower Compact and the Declaration of Independence, and who served in the Revolutionary War to the War in Afghanistan.

A Florida native, she is the eighth of nine children. Her father Ned was a decorated WWII pilot in the Army Air Corps and a commercial airline pilot. Her mother Peggy, a registered nurse. Married for 27 years, Ruthie and Jarey Schlabach first met in the 7ᵗʰ grade at Sarasota Christian School. Ruthie and Jarey have twin daughters Catherine and Julia who were born in Citrus County. The girls are recent 2018 summa cum laude graduates of Lecanto High School. Julia graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Digital Media Studies. Julia is now attending Graduate School at University of Florida studying Global Communications. Catherine is in her third year at Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in Aerospace Engineering.


With over 34 years of experience in Business Administration, Bookkeeping, Human Resource, and Customer Service. Ruthie has co-owned Schlabach Security & Sound, Inc. with her husband Jarey for 27 years. SSS, Inc. is a State licensed Fire and Alarm contractor. Ruthie Schlabach has worked closely with Citrus County’s local government. Ruthie has served on the Board for Citrus County Code Enforcement, Forest Ridge Elementary Chairperson of the SEAC Committee, Ft. Cooper Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), 25-year membership with the Citrus County Building Alliance and the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce in addition to the countless hours she has spent volunteering in our public schools.

Election Period: November, 2020
4 Year Term
Expiration of Current Term of Office:
November, 2024

Ruthie Davis Schlabach Currently Serves As:
Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairperson, Public Safety Coordinating Council  
Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Value Adjustment Board
Tampa Bay Partnership
Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Council
Small County Coalition Board of Directors (2ⁿᵈ Alternate)
5ᵗʰ Circuit Justice Advisory Board