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State senator to run for Miami County commission

Published: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 3:26 PM
By: Contributing Writer

State Sen. Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today declared his candidacy for a seat on the Miami County Commission.

Beagle is term-limited and cannot run again for his senate seat.

The seat on county commission up for vote in 2018 is held by John “Bud” O’Brien, who earlier announced will run for state representative in the 80th District next year. Current State Rep. Steve Huffman is running for the 5th District seat held by Beagle. All are Republicans.

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Beagle noted that he is a 30-year resident of Miami County and a local business owner.

He chairs the Senate Public Utilities Committee and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood.

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Beagle is a Miami University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in finance, and he earned his master’s degree from Cleveland State University.

He and his wife Karen live in Tipp City, where they raised their three children.