MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Commissioner John W. “Bud” O’Brien, a Republican, announced today his intention to seek the 80th Ohio house seat being vacated by Representative Steve Huffman when he announced his run for the 5th District of the Ohio Senate. The 80th Ohio house district includes all of Miami County and portions of Darke County.
“During my time with Miami County I have provided strong conservative leadership. Miami and Darke counties expect that type of State Representative and I will take my experience and conservative values to Columbus to be their voice.” O’Brien opened.
“Since taking elective office I have been committed to balanced budgets, keeping taxes low, making government work smarter and promoting living wage job growth. As a State Representative I will work every day to do the same for the State of Ohio and the 80th House District. Along with the dollars and cents issues I will be a strong advocate for the 2nd Amendment, protecting the sanctity of life and taking control of our schools from Columbus bureaucrats and putting it back into the hands of the locals.” O’Brien continued.
“The 80th House District and Ohio have accomplished many things since the great recession but there is still so much more we can do. My record of conservative leadership and actually getting things done for the citizens have prepared me to hit the ground running when elected to the statehouse.” O’Brien added.
“There are nine months before the Republican primary election in May 2018. I’m looking forward to talking to the citizens of the 80th District to find out what is important to them and their families. I’m confident my track record of service and conservative values will match what the district expects from their state representative.” O’Brien concluded.
O’Brien was elected Miami County Commissioner in November 2006. He is currently serving his third term in that office and serves on various boards and committees as commissioner. He lives in Monroe Township with Kim, his wife of 31 years. They have three adult children and are members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipp City, Ohio.