An Ohio resident for over 40 years, small business owner and father, Bill Beagle has dedicated himself to public service because he wants to do his part to help create a better future for our families and our country.
Bill Beagle was first elected to the Ohio Senate in 2010. At the time, Ohio was broken – just like Washington is today. Our economy was in a tailspin, 350,000 private sector jobs were lost, and Ohio’s budget deficit had grown to an historic $8 billion. While other states were experiencing similar problems during the recession, Columbus politicians were actually making things worse for our state by raising taxes on hard-working Ohioans when they could least afford it. A strong fiscal conservative and someone with a keen understanding of economic and workforce development issues, Bill Beagle knew that if Ohio was ever going to successfully emerge from the recession and grow again these dangerous policies had to be stopped.
In 2010, Bill Beagle challenged an incumbent Democratic legislator to represent the citizens of the 5th Ohio Senate District, a seat that had been held by Democrats for more than 20 years. It was a race that no one thought he could win. But Bill prevailed, beating the odds and the naysayers, and he was successfully reelected in 2014 in this Democratic-leaning district by a significant margin.
Since then, Bill Beagle has played a leading role in Ohio’s turnaround story, especially in the area of workforce development. Bill helped author numerous common sense policies that have strengthened our economy, fostered an environment where job-creators can thrive again, and enabled hard working individuals to support themselves and their families. Under Senator Beagle’s watch, Ohio turned an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus without raising taxes, over 300,000 private sector jobs have been created, the unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in over a decade, and the state has set records each year for new business creation as entrepreneurs have regained their confidence. Bill Beagle also kept his promise to reduce the tax burden on Ohioans by helping to cut taxes by over $5 billion, eliminate the death tax, cut the state income tax 16 percent, eliminate the income tax for many small businesses and provide targeted tax relief to low-and middle-income workers.
Today, Bill Beagle is widely recognized as a problem-solving conservative Republican leader who has the fortitude to get things done – and he believes Washington needs that type of leadership now more than ever. That is why he is running for Congress. Bill is on a mission and that mission is to make the tough decisions that need to be made to fix Washington and put America back on the path to prosperity. No other candidate in the race for the 8th Congressional District possesses Bill Beagle’s depth and breadth of experience, proven track record, and leadership abilities.
Prior to his service in the Ohio Senate, Bill Beagle worked for over 20 years in the private sector as a senior financial analyst, an operations manager, and in customer service. An entrepreneur, Bill started his own real-estate business in 2002 – a business he continues to successfully grow today – so he is very familiar with the many current challenges that face small business owners in Ohio. A resident of Miami County since 1991 and living in Tipp City with his wife and three children, Bill Beagle has consistently given back to his community through his public service. He has held numerous leadership positions in his community, including Tipp City Council President, and serving on the Tipp City Library Board, Tipp-Monroe Community Services Board, and Tipp City Power Plant Reuse Committee. Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance at Miami University and an MBA at Cleveland State University.
Bill Beagle is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations for his public service, including the Watchdog of the Treasury Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio, the Defender of Liberty from the American Conservative Union, Friend of Agriculture Award from the Ohio Farm Bureau, Small Business Advocate Award from the Council of Smaller Enterprises and BioOhio Legislator of the Year. Bill has been previously endorsed by organizations representing the Ohio Manufacturing Association, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Society of CPA’s, the National Federation of Independent Business Ohio, Ohio Right to Life and the Ohio Restaurant Association. He has also earned an “A” rating from both the NRA and the Buckeye Firearms Association for his staunch defense of our Second Amendment rights.