Sen. Beagle wins Miami Co. GOP endorsement


State Sen. Bill Beagle was endorsed on Tuesday by the Miami County Republican Party in his bid for the 8th Congressional District seat vacated by former House Speaker John Boehner.

Beagle, R-Tipp City, is one of 15 Republicans, a Democrat and a Green Party candidate on the March 15 primary ballot.

"I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Miami County Republican party and am thankful for their continued confidence in me," Beagle said in a news release.  "It was the strong support of my home county that helped me oust our Democrat incumbent state senator back in 2010."

Miami County GOP chairman John W. "Bud" O'Brien said the party executive committee  heard from all the candidates who spoke at the meeting and 75% voted to endorse Beagle on the first ballot.

“Bill Beagle’s stellar conservative record and leadership in Ohio’s State Senate shined through tonight and won the evening in impressive fashion," O'Brien said.

Along with Beagle Republicans in the race are: Matthew Ashworth of Liberty Twp., Warren Davidson of Troy, State Rep. Tim Derickson, R-Hanover Twp., Scott George of Monroe Twp. in Miami County, Eric Haemmerle of West Chester Twp., Terri King of Middletown, Joseph Matvey of West Chester Twp., Edward Meer of West Chester Twp., John Robbins of Monroe, Michael Smith of Germantown, James Spurlino of Washington Twp., Kevin White of New Carlisle, J.D. Winteregg of Troy, and George Wooley of Troy.

Democrat Corey Foister of Fairfield and Green Party candidate Jim Condit Jr. of Cincinnati are also running.

The 8th Congressional District covers all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami, and Preble, counties and part of Mercer County.

The March 15 ballot includes the special election primary, with the winners advancing to a special June 7 election to fill the remainder of Boehner's current term ending Jan. 3.

The March 15 ballot also includes a regular primary, and each party will send a candidate to the Nov. 8 General Election to compete for a full two-year term that begins on Jan. 3.

See our online Voter Guide for the race. We asked each candidate three questions and gathered biographical information on each.

See our 8th District Voter Guide at http://www.daytondailynews.com/voters-guide/2016/8th-congressional-district/The 8th District candidates are also in our larger southwest Ohio voter guide at http://vote.daytondailynews.com/build.do.

 

 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Ohio Politics

Ohio Libertarians say they may sue to keep ballot access
Ohio Libertarians say they may sue to keep ballot access

The Libertarian Party of Ohio says it may sue the state to force continued recognition of the minor political party. Secretary of State Jon Husted says the Libertarians and Ohio Green Party lost ballot access because their respective candidates did not get 3 percent of the vote needed to remain a recognized party. Cleveland.com reports the Libertarian...
Pike County murders: Tight-knit community expresses relief over arrests
Pike County murders: Tight-knit community expresses relief over arrests

A husband, wife and their two sons are behind bars Tuesday night, indicted in a mass murder, along with two grandmothers accused of helping them cover up the crimes. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Ohio Attorney General and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine announced the arrests and indictments of parents Billy and Angela Wagner and their sons George...
Against odds, local Congressman Jim Jordan seeking GOP leadership post
Against odds, local Congressman Jim Jordan seeking GOP leadership post

After years of bucking Republican Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan on everything from health care to approving spending bills to keep the federal government open, local Congressman Jim Jordan has launched a bid to become leader of the House Republicans. On Wednesday, in a private meeting of House Republicans, Jordan will face Rep. Kevin McCarthy...
California wildfires: Area volunteers to assist with recovery

A team of five Red Cross volunteers from the Dayton-Cincinnati region has left for California to assist with the wildfires recovery, officials said Tuesday.  Five volunteers may seem like a small group, given the magnitude of the wildfires, but it’s significant in Red Cross terms, said Marita Salkowski, regional communications...
Trial begins this week for Dayton man accused of being ISIS recruit
Trial begins this week for Dayton man accused of being ISIS recruit

More than 18 months after he was arrested at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the Dayton man who allegedly called himself a “perfect ISIS recruit” is scheduled to stand trial Tuesday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Laith Alebbini, 28, faces one count of knowingly attempting “to provide material support and...
More Stories