Stephen A. Huffman is announcing his intention to run for the Ohio Senate Seat in the 5th District. The Republican primary election for the 5th Senate seat is May 2, 2018.
The seat is currently held by Bill Beagle who is unable to run for re-election due to term limits.
Huffman currently serves in his second term as State Representative for the 80th Ohio House District which covers parts of Darke and all of Miami Counties. Huffman is also a physician and former Miami County Coroner.
“Bill Beagle has served 5th Senate District district with distinction during his 2 terms representing us in Columbus. I thank him for his service to 5th Senate District.” Huffman said.
Huffman stated, “As a husband and father of 5 children I work every day to make Ohio fiscally responsible, our communities attractive to employers to stimulate job growth, to make sure our schools receive their fair share of the state’s education dollars and to use my experiences as a physician to find commons sense solutions to health care and the opiate/heroin crisis Ohio is facing.”
Huffman continued, “Under Republican leadership Ohio has made positive strides over the past several years. Our economy is moving in a positive direction. Real job growth has happened in our region. Tax dollars are being given back to our citizens and small business owners and we’ve balanced our state budgets by making smart decisions.”
“As a State Senator, I will continue what I did in the House of Representatives, doing what’s best for families, being fiscally conservative, protecting the sanctity of life and our 2nd Amendment rights. When I represent the citizens in the Senate the taxpayers of this district can rest assured that I will work every day to reduce the size of government and make the tough decisions.”
“I look forward to the campaign trail where we can meet the citizens of the district to talk about what is important to them and inform them of my vision for Ohio and the 5th Senate District.” Huffman concluded.
“We need to have more people of integrity like Senator Bill Beagle in the Senate. Rep Huffman has the conservative values of the people in the fifth senate district.” Former Darke County State Rep. Jim Buchy.
“I have worked with Dr. Huffman as Miami County Coroner and as a State Rep. in fighting the opioid epidemic. I look forward to working with Dr. Huffman on these issues when he is in the Senate.” Dr. Kent Harshbarger, Montgomery Co. Coroner.
Huffman received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1992 and a bachelors of arts degree from the University Toledo in 1988 where he was also a 3-year starter for the Rockets football team.
Huffman is a 1983 graduate of Milton-Union High School in West Milton Ohio.
During his career, Steve Huffman has volunteered on medical missions where he treated the underserved in St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, Bahamas, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Belize, Guatemala, Cameron, Jamaica and Dominican Republic.
Steve Huffman resides in Tipp City Ohio with his wife Kathryn and their five children.
The 5th Senate District includes all of Miami and Preble County’s, the southern portion of Darke County and parts of the Western portion of Montgomery County.