Senator Bill Beagle - Senate District 5

State Senator Bill Beagle is serving his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing all or part of Darke, Miami, Montgomery and Preble Counties.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Public Utilities Committee. Other Chairmanships include the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood.

In addition to his Chairmanships, Senator Beagle serves as the Vice-Chair of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, as well as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee; Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Finance Committee; Ways and Means Committee; Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee; and Health and Medicaid Subcommittee of Finance.

As a business person and entrepreneur, when Beagle joined the senate he became a champion of workforce and economic development. He represents the Ohio Senate on the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board and on the Ohio Third Frontier Advisory Board. He has passed numerous bills that have helped Ohio’s employers find the skilled workers they need. In addition, Senator Beagle has worked to drive economic development, protect Ohio’s children, and conservatively manage tax dollars.

Senator Beagle has won numerous awards for his legislative work from groups such as the Ohio Library Council, The Ohio Adoption Planning Group, Venture Ohio, American Conservative Union, Greater Ohio Policy Center, the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities, Ohio Council of Smaller Enterprises, Farm Bureau, The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, and Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families.

Passionate about public service, prior to joining the Ohio Senate Senator Beagle served as a member of Tipp City Council, where he served as council president.  He also served as a member of Tipp-Monroe Community Services, the Tipp City Planning Board and the Tipp City Public Library Board of Trustees. Prior to starting his own company, which he still operates, he worked for several years in the banking and finance industry.

Senator Beagle received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University and earned an MBA from Cleveland State University. He and his wife Karen live in Tipp City and have three children.