DARKE COUNTY — On Monday, the campaign office of Ohio State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) announced he had received the endorsement of all three Darke County Commissioners in the race for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District seat.
County Commissioners Diane Delaplane, Mike Rhoades and Mike Stegall, all Republicans, announced their support for Beagle, touting his strong record of achievement while serving the people of Darke County in the Ohio Senate.
“In this crowded field for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, only one candidate embodies the skills, experience and vision that Darke County residents expect in their next Congressman — that candidate is State Senator Bill Beagle,” said Delaplane.
“Senator Beagle has played an important role in Ohio’s comeback by cutting taxes, balancing the state budget and leading efforts to reinvigorate Ohio’s workforce which has helped to strengthen our economy,” said Rhoades. “As our Congressman, Beagle will continue to fight for common-sense, conservative policies that will help to get our country back on track.”
“Bill Beagle is a respected voice for the people of Darke County,” said Stegall. “He is a proven reformer who demonstrates the kind of conservative leadership that we desperately need in Washington.”
Beagle expressed his gratitude for the support of the Darke County leaders, saying, “I am grateful for their support and for the confidence they have placed in me, and my campaign will benefit greatly from their insights and respect among Darke County voters.”
Beagle, who has served in the Ohio Senate since 2011, is seeking to fill the seat vacated by former U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House John Boehner, who announced his resignation September 25 and left office at the end of October.
The senator will face off against a number of GOP candidates in series of special elections in 2016, including State Rep. Tim Derickson, Troy teacher J.D. Winteregg and Tipp City businessman Scott George, among others.
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